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10 Very Direct Appeals To Race, Gender And Ethnicity In New York Politics This Year

In New York City, all politics is identity politics. New Yorkers vote for mayor Tuesday, and Bill de Blasio seems to be winning this game.

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1. Anthony Weiner, Jamerican.

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7. John Catsimatidis is a friend to all Greeks.

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9. But the most effective invocation of identity, by far, has been Bill de Blasio’s centering his campaign on his interracial family.

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10. As his daughter Chiara puts it: De Blasio is “not some boring white guy.

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Jacob Fischler is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.

Contact Jacob Fischler at jacob.fischler@buzzfeed.com.

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