Black mayors in the four largest cities. Is it a big deal?

Jason Riley is a Opinion Columnist at The Wall Street Journal, where his column, Upward Mobility, has been published since 2016. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and provides television commentary to various news outlets.

Mr. Riley, winner of the 2018 Bradley Prize, is the author of four books: “Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders” (2008); “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Are Making it Harder for Black People to Succeed” (2014); « False Black Power? » (2017); and « Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell » (2021).

Mr. Riley joined the paper in 1994 as a copy reader at the National News Bureau in New York. He moved to the editorial page in 1995, was named senior editorial page editor in 2000, and became a member of the editorial board in 2005. He joined the Manhattan Institute in 2015.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Mr. Riley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

He has also worked for USA Today and the Buffalo News.


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