Bushwick pol accuses challenger of switching race identities for political gain


Bushwick Councilmember Darma Diaz accused her political challenger Sandy Nurse of switching between racial identities to suit her campaign needs at a recent virtual panel discussion.

“How do you have the right to say, ‘I’m Afro-American today, and tomorrow I’m Latina.’ The conversations are different,” said Diaz at an online talk about race identities with the think tank The Black Institute on Feb. 25. “It’s real and it’s dynamic to see how people change who they are based on the conversation, the movement, the narrative — that’s not how it should be… To me it just pisses me off and that’s the bottom line.”