New York City mayor De Blasio removes Washington’s portrait from Gracie mansion


George-WTF-184x300Uber progressive, NYC mayor, Bill de Blasio has taken down portraits of George Washington and others in Gracie Mansion, the city’s mayoral residence. The move was motivated by a desire to add more diversity to the walls of the historic home.
The decision to redecorate the mayor’s official residence was overseen by Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The Yellow Parlor, where guests of New York’s mayor have been entertained for centuries, will now showcase a tomahawk given by colonialists to the chief warrior of the Iroquois in 1797, pictures of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and former slave Pierre Toussaint and a proof of sale for a slave named Maria.