Paul Sacca, The Blaze, April 26, 2020
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced that he appointed his wife as the head of a new racial inequality task force.
On Sunday, de Blasio put first lady Chirlane McCray in charge of a special coronavirus task force dedicated to racial inclusion and equity. De Blasio said the program would assist New York City to become a “better and more just society than the one we left behind.”
“Every time New York City has faced a crisis, it’s come back stronger. That’s who we are. We will work together and build something better and fairer,” de Blasio tweeted on Sunday.
“I am also launching the City Task Force on Racial Inclusion and Equity, focusing on confronting health disparities, specific needs in communities of color and breaking down structural racism,” the Democratic NYC mayor wrote. “I want that mission baked into every aspect of our restart and recovery.”
McCray will work with Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson in leading the COVID-19 racial inequality task force, which will begin meeting “in a matter of days,” according to de Blasio.
The New York City Task Force on Racial Inclusion and Equity comes at a time when de Blasio admits that the city would “go broke” if it doesn’t receive federal aid.