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No poetry, no prose, just straight talk

On the eve of his victory, with camera lights glaring, the media’s microphones strategically placed and an enthusiastic crowd in full view, New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams, in a reference to the first Black mayor of this city, David Dinkins, whose inauguration speech famously spoke about New York’s “gorgeous mosaic” said: “We are so divided right now that we are missing the beauty of our diversity.” He then went on to declare: “Today we take off our intramural jersey and put on one jersey: Team New York.”