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Day Six: NYC Has Chosen “A Progressive Path”

Bill de Blasio, newly elected mayor of New York City, hugs his son and daughter on election night. Photo by Carlo Allegri of Reuters, from MSNBC.com

Bill de Blasio, newly elected mayor of New York City, hugs his son and daughter on election night. Photo by Carlo Allegri of Reuters, from MSNBC.com

Pack my bags. I’m moving to New York City, where yesterday an enormous majority of people elected Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio their mayor.

An enormous, multiracial, multicultural, multigendered, big-hearted, optimistic majority of people voted for a man who ran on a platform of inclusiveness and social progress.

Seeing that vast diversity of people stand strong behind de Blasio on the stage as he gave his acceptance speech last night; seeing him embrace his African-American wife, his hugely-Afro-haired son, and his beautiful biracial daughter made my heart soar.

And when I heard de Blasio claim ground for progressivism and justice, then the tears flowed. Continue reading