De Blasio: My Daughter is 'Right' to Accuse Me of ‘White Privilege’
NYC mayor says he's trying to 'get to grips' with it
Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that his daughter is "right" to accuse him of "white privilege."
De Blasio's 25-year-old daughter, who was arrested recently during a protest in Manhattan, has confronted her father on “white privilege," the New York Post reported.
The NY Mayor, who spoke at TIME 100 Talks conference, said his daughter “would talk to me about my own white privilege."
She is "usually right," de Blasio said.
The virtual conference touched on subjects like coronavirus, social justice issues, and leader's response to them.
De Blasio said that he is “starting to be open” to his own privilege:
“Usually, her underlying impulse with me having to come to grips with something over many, many years has usually been right.”
As Neon Nettle reported last week, Chiara de Blasio was arrested by police, who declared that an unlawful assembly was taking place in an area of Manhattan.
De Blasio refused to move after blocking traffic.
The police union, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, posted records for De Blasio’s daughter on Twitter, despite not releasing records for any of the other hundreds of protesters who were arrested.
Twitter then removed the union’s post for violating their rules and suspended their account.
Edward Mullins, the Sergeants Benevolent Association President, said de Blasio's records where posted to make a point on the Mayor's strategy in handling the protests.
De Blasio said that he is “starting to be open” to his own privilege
De Blasio says daughter Chiara confronted him about his 'white privilege' https://t.co/PyjBQx0r3V pic.twitter.com/3tuwwSD4QX— New York Post (@nypost) June 9, 2020
Mullins added that he took issue with the message being “that cops are being pelted with rocks, cars are being set on fire, and our police department is being held back.”
“Is that why you’re trying our hands, because your daughter is out there?” he asked.
De Blasio described the union's actions as “inappropriate."
“The S.B.A. did something unconscionable, and it’s not just because it’s my daughter," the Mayor said.
“But I’m not going to tell you that it’s only happening to my child, it’s happening to people every single day,” he added.
Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to his daughter's arrest last week saying:
“I love my daughter deeply; I honor her."
"I’m proud of her that she cares so much; she was willing to go out there and do something about it.”