“These words are outdated, and loaded words used to dehumanize the people they describe. It’s time to retire them,” Moya said. “Words matter. The language we choose to use has power and consequences. It’s time we as a city use our language to acknowledge people as people, rather than to dehumanize them and divide us.” … [Read more...] about New York City Outlaws Use of ‘Alien,’ ‘Illegal Immigrant’; All Now Referred to as ‘Noncitizens’
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He also had a message for protesters. “If you are angry with the government, if you are angry with the elected leaders, direct that anger to all of us, because if we haven’t done enough, we are the ones who should be held responsible," he said. “But the police officer in front of you is a working man or woman just trying to do their job.” … [Read more...] about Demonstrators take to New York City streets in Floyd protest
Derek Ross, 22, graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee a few weeks ago. He also interned for Citibank last summer; the position led to a full-time job. It’s remote for now, but he plans to move with a roommate he found on Facebook. Like Ruth, he also did not realize how much he liked the city until he returned home to Wisconsin. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
“You’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t,” Cantone said in response to the mayor’s position. “It’s not working this way. I have to take a chance or we have to take a chance. If there’s repercussions, there’s repercussions.” … [Read more...] about ‘Let The People Decide’: New York City Business Owners Defy State Orders, Reopen Early
About 3,000 protesters demonstrated in Brooklyn, and were pushed back by NYPD officers releasing chemical mace after the protests turned violent. A woman was arrested and charged with attempted murder after she threw a Molotov cocktail into an occupied police car, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Saturday morning. … [Read more...] about De Blasio promises ‘independent review’ after anti-cop riots in New York City