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Gov. Andrew Cuomo was met with loud gasps Monday at the breakfast preceding the West Indian Day parade when he mourned the passing of Una Clarke, a major figure in the Caribbean-American community.
Clarke, 83, is very much alive.
The article goes on to state the following:
“Una Clarke, God rest her soul,” Cuomo said as an uproar reverberated through the crowd at the annual celebration of Caribbean culture.
Clarke, the first Caribbean-born woman elected to the City Council, is now a trustee of the City University of New York.
She’s also the mother of Brooklyn Rep. Yvette Clarke, who was in the audience when the governor made — and quickly corrected — his gaffe.
Cuomo was recognizing prominent Caribbean-Americans who recently died, including parade organizer Bill Howard, when he mistakenly included Una Clarke.
“Una Clarke, God rest her soul,” Cuomo says.
The crowd gasps at West Indian Parade pre-party.
“Una Clarke, who is with us here today,” Cuomo corrects.
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) September 3, 2018
I met Una Clarke once. Andrew Cuomo can’t kill her. https://t.co/wwrO4xTfgh
— Adam F. Hutton (@adamfhutton) September 3, 2018
Proud to march in the West Indian Day Parade! A perfect day to celebrate the culture, music, food, and history of Caribbean countries and their incredible contributions to New York State! pic.twitter.com/qc0ODqPowu
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 3, 2018
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