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AOC Endorsement Didn't Make Maya Any Wilier

Posted 6/11/21

The high point of Maya Wiley's mayoral campaign may have come on the afternoon of June 5, when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed her, saying, "If we don't come together as a movement, we will get a New York City built by and for billionaires, and we need a city for and by working people."

The low point, though she wouldn't have known it at the time, came the following evening, when a large man just outside Washington Square Park unleashed a barrage of ethnic slurs against an Asian police officer, and when a man on a bicycle responded by calling him a racist, snarled back, "Black people can't be racist."

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