Rich Calder, New York Post, November 4, 2019
A Queens assemblywoman says she has a big problem with Mayor de Blasio’s decision to name NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea as the department’s next top cop – because he’s “another white guy.”
“At a time when the relationship between police and communities of color couldn’t be worse — we chose yet another white guy?” Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz (D-Queens) tweeted Monday.
“We have many qualified men and women of color within the [NYPD] who could lead the force in the right direction. What gives?”
Cruz, however, fired back, “Reverse racism isn’t a thing. Stop trying to make it so.”
She also posted a short GIF of a wide-eyed white bird and quipped, “Oh no! Look at all the white guys saying the white guy was better qualified!”