Faculty Video: the NYC Mayoral Race

On Thursday, June 3rd, BISR faculty Nara Roberta Silva and Antonio Alessandrini welcomed guests Susan Kang (John Jay College) and Cea Weaver (Housing Justice for All) for a critical discussion of the NYC mayoral primary, which features not only a bewildering array of candidates, but also a bewildering new voting system: ranked choice. Among the questions discussed: What are we to make of the left as a force in NYC politics, particularly vis-a-vis the Mayor’s office? What is ranked choice voting? Is it a good thing? What we to make of Andrew Yang, and whom is his constituency? Who is Eric Adams, former Republican and NYPD police officer? And, as the left continues to organize in NYC, how can it better earn the trust of local voters of color?

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