Just a few days after Raymond J. McGuire officially joined the New York City mayor’s race in December, a courtesy call came in from one of his Democratic rivals, Eric Adams.
Mr. Adams, who, like Mr. McGuire, is Black, offered some provocative words of wisdom.
“Being in politics is just like being in a prison yard,” Mr. Adams said, according to several people familiar with the video call. “You need to put a wall around your family because you might get shanked.”
Mr. Adams’s campaign…