I guess the comparison to Obama was inevitable, and NBC goes full “deja vu” on the new Mayor of Ithaca, Svante Myrick.
I wouldn’t pigeonhole him yet; he ran an insurgent campaign against the entrenched Ithaca Democratic political establishment and also defeated the designated Progressive candidate. He won with a lot of help from students.
Myrick is only in office a little while, let’s see how he holds up.
But until then, to the mainstream media, which supposedly cannot see color:
Myrick’s family was at times homeless when he was young. He was raised by his mother and grandparents in upstate New York. Myrick is biracial, the son of a white mother and African American father. His upbringing and early political success has drawn comparisons to President Obama. While Myrick shies away from the comparison, he acknowledges that the president did inspire him.