Tina Dupuy: Mistaken identity politics
In the 2013 New York City Democratic mayoral race, the primary didn’t only look like New York, it looked a lot like America: There was an openly gay woman, an Asian-American, an African-American, a Jewish man and a former activist with a mixed-race family (he’s a 6’5" white guy). Was it parity with the population? No. But was it this much-coveted diversity of contestants? Yes.