In my article, Identity Politics Lied. New Yorkers Died, I noted that the catastrophic death toll in New York City was part of a policy of incompetence that focused resources on identity politics and fighting racism, over actual public safety.
A few years later, Barbot came back to New York City and began working her way up through the Department of Health. When she was named Health Commissioner last year, the big news was that the city had its “first Latina commissioner” who had come out the Bronx housing projects.
Barbot succeeded Mary T. Bassett: a 17-year veteran of the University of Zimbabwe. Bassett had launched the Center for Health Equity and spent her time warning of the public health threat from racism in talks, “Why Your Doctor Should Care About Social Justice”, articles, “How Does Racism Affect Your Health”, and research papers, “Uprooting Institutionalized Racism as Public Health Practice.”
As Health Commissioner, Barbot’s bio boasted that “she uses a racial equity lens” and credited her with “spearheading the creation of the Center for Health Equity which operationalizes the Department’s commitment to racial justice.”
And now it’s back to Racial Equity Uber Alles, plus another sinecure for Bill de Blasio’s wife.
Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t letting the controversy surrounding his wife’s embattled billion-dollar mental health initiative stop him from appointing her to head a new coronavirus recovery task force.
Citing her work with the ThriveNYC initiative, de Blasio revealed Sunday that first lady Chirlane McCray, a rumored contender for Brooklyn borough president, would co-chair a Task Force on Racial Inclusion and Equity as the city plans its eventual reopening.
“The economic and racial disparities that have been made so clear by this crisis, we knew about them before,” said de Blasio, who was elected six years ago on a pledge to make the city more equitable and eliminate its “tale of two cities.” “A powerful, painful exclamation point has been put on them by this crisis.”
The only thing made clear by this is that putting leftist fanatics who only care about race in charge of public safety is a recipe for murder.
And ThriveNYC was an $850 million disaster.
But Mayor Bill de Blasio will spend as much money as it takes and kill as many people as he has to, to get his wife a job.