De Blasio Inauguration Starts With ‘Plantation’ Rhetoric

City Hall at today's inauguration event. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)
City Hall at today’s inauguration event. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)

During the election season, Bill de Blasio was often painted by conservatives as a leftist radical. But at his inauguration today, it was not Mr. de Blasio who dropped the most aggressive lines, but the first two speakers at the event.

In particular, Rev. Fred Lucas Jr., who was among several chaplains representing the city’s uniformed workers, surprised many observers by comparing the five boroughs to a “plantation.” Continue reading “De Blasio Inauguration Starts With ‘Plantation’ Rhetoric”