|New York City's New First Family (De Blasio Campaign photo released in Twitter)|
As predicted by all polls, Bill de Blasio won a landslide victory on Tuesday and became the first Democrat in 20 years to be elected mayor of New York City. His triumph, in which the image of black wife and birracial kids played a powerful role, has also been widely regarded as a celebration of the city's racial diversity.
Yet part of the value of this "teachable moment" lies in the realization that it didn't come about easily, as WSJ's Michael Howard Saul reports:
De Blasio's family represent much more that the present demographic transformation of America; it is also a reminder of the personal effort and bravery that took us as a society to get to this point, and of how much is still pending.