Yes, I totally agrees that everyone has a right to be treated with respect and dignity, but this seems to go out the window with people like DeBlasio or Queens BP Melinda Katz and all the other so-called progressive liberals in this administration when it comes to hard working tax payers who want to be able to ride the subway to and from work without the constant harassment of panhandlers (ILLEGAL), pole dancers (ILLEGAL), homeless people stinking up subway calls and posing a health threat & physical threat from crazy dangerous homeless, young & other disrespectful riders who play or blast music (ILLEGAL) and all the other bullshit on the subway we have deal with on a daily basis and that does not even count all the fuck-ups by MTA (signal problems, train traffic, sick passenger, broken rail, etc) that make our daily rides PAINFUL.
Kind of ironic from a so-called liberal city that does everything it can to keep us pretty much segregated in our various communities. I mean the only time we tend to be all together is on the shitty subway and the daily shitty ride that people like deBlasio does not address, but then what the fuck does he or the other elected officials or MTA big wigs care for, they don’t ride it. By the way deBlasio and Katz, how diverse are your blocks that you live on?
Funny you NEVER hear from Katz on any quality of life issues, but she sure knows how to play this particular card, especially during election time. I never hear her bring up the environmental racism (or deBlasio), like Jamaica having a huge polluting waste facility (Royal Waste) in a residential area or the the South Bronx and North Brooklyn area that has even more bigger and more polluting waste dumps and are communities of color.
What hypocrites. Liberal Democrats tend to be the biggest hypocrites around. At least far right conservative Republicans don’t make any bones about who they are and this is where I find liberal Democrats like deBlasio and Katz much more dangerous. Speaking with forked tongues.
But it is much easier to focus on this issue and pump out several posters without having to get your hands dirty and do actual work to improve quality of life issues for EVERYONE.
From Queens Times Ledger:
City launches anti-discrimination campaign as bias incidents rise
Following a 60 percent increase in reports of discrimination to the city’s Commission on Human Rights in 2016, a trend that continues into 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a citywide anti-discrimination campaign Tuesday. Advertisement, videos, community events and public service announcements will affirm New Yorkers right to live, work and pray free from discrimination and harassment.
“It is now more important than ever for New Yorkers to stand united as one city and reject hatred and intolerance,” de Blasio said. “In New York City, our diversity is our strength. It does not matter where we come from, who we love or who we worship. We are all New Yorkers, and deserve to be treated with dignity. Regardless of the national rhetoric, we have absolutely no tolerance for discrimination in our city.”
Campaign ads and poster will appear in English and Spanish in more than 3,400 placements citywide over the next six weeks, including on subways, bus shelters and ferry terminals, in houses of worship, ethnic and community radios and newspapers and social media. The ads feature six individuals standing up to scenarios of discrimination and harassment commonly experienced by vulnerable New Yorkers, including Jewish, Muslim, Hispanic, Asian, Black and LGBTQ New Yorkers.
“At a time when bias incidents are on the rise, this campaign sends a clear message to all New Yorkers that they do have the right to live free from discrimination and harassment and that NYC has your back. No one has permission to discriminate against you or your community. If they do, rest assured that the NYC Commission on Human Rights will hold them accountable.”
The commission is currently investigating 30 percent more complaints of discrimination than this time last year, with more than 1,600 current open cases of discrimination compared to 1,200 in May 2015.
“Incidents of bias and discrimination have been occurring with more frequency throughout New York City and across the country. This is not OK,” Borough President Melinda Katz said. “Now, it is more important than ever for New Yorkers to stand together against discrimination in all forms. If you see something, say something. If you witness an incident, call it out and report it to the commission. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, and Queens denounces any act of discrimination, whether micro-aggression or blatant.”
If you feel you have been discriminated against, take action. Contact the NYC Commission on Human Rights at 718-722-3131 .