NYC’s racial equity head Linda Tigani shared antisemitic posts

Her views on the Israel-Palestine war aren’t so equitable.

Mayor Eric Adams’ new appointee for chair and executive director of the city’s Commission on Racial Equity has a history of spewing antisemitic rhetoric.

Linda Tigani, who raked in $143,938 in fiscal year 2022 as acting chief equity and strategy officer for the city Health Department, has repeatedly shared posts on X that include the phrase “from the river to the sea,” which is call by Hamas terrorists and their anti-Israel backers for the eradication of the Jewish state.

FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA! PALESTINE WILL BE FREE!!” Tigani wrote in a July 1, 2020, post, which also included a clip from the “Day of Rage” rally in Brooklyn, where protesters reportedly chanted “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” in Arabic in response to Israel announcing plans to annex parts of the West Bank.

Tigani shared a video of a Palestinian artist and cook, along with a variant on the antisemitic phrase again in a November 2022 post, writing “Beautiful. From the River to the Sea #PalestineWillBeFree.” 

Tigani has also shared a slew of posts highlighting Israeli attacks on Palestinians earlier this year. 


The city’s appointed leader of its new Commission on Racial Equityhas repeatedly posted antisemitic messages on social media.
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In May the new CORE head shared an X user’s post that featured a video purporting to show an Israeli police officer assaulting a Palestinian man.

“I despise posting this. One of the reasons I, and so many Palestinians don’t, is bc the depth of humiliation as torture is unbearable, all of us have family who’ve been through this,” the post read. “This is every single day, everywhere in Palestine.”

Tigani has also championed Palestinians in the Middle Eastern conflict on her Facebook page, with her banner image currently reading “Free Gaza!!! Ethiopian for Palestine.” 

Tigani has yet to post publicly on her social media accounts in the wake of Hamas slaughtering 1,400 people in Israel on Oct. 7.

The independent Commission on Racial Equity is tasked with engaging New Yorkers for their input when developing the city’s controversial racial equity priorities. 

City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) noted the irony of Tinga’s promotion.

“So the wokester who is supposed to call out racism has spewed some racist antisemitic garbage,” Borelli told The Post. “‘Hypocrite’ is probably the only thing I can call her that The Post won’t bleep out.”

Tigani and City Hall did not immediately respond to requests for comment. 

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