A 2019 video of New York City Mayor Eric Adams reveals him speaking dismissively about white people as “crackers”. The news comes as left-wing activists demand the cancellation of podcaster Joe Rogan for racially insensitive comments from years ago.
A YouTube user by the name of Thomas Lopez-Pierre posted the video to his account earlier this week. Lopez-Pierre identifies himself as the President/CEO of the Black Lives Matter Real Estate Forum and LLC/Fund Manager of BLMREF Fund, LLC.
“Every day in this department I kicked those crackers’ ass!” says Adams to a room of supporters.
Lopez-Pierre captioned the video:
“Black Businesses – $19 Billion Dollars in NYC Government Contracts!!!
“I, Thomas Lopez-Pierre was PROUD to vote for NYC Mayor Eric Adams.
“Watch the below video, NYC Mayor Eric Adams said: “Every day in the police department, I kicked those crackers’ ass.”
“Black people can trust NYC Mayor Eric Adams to make sure Black businesses get Billions of Dollars in NYC Contracts Mayor’s Office MWBEs!!! I urge Black businesses to apply for a contract with NYC.”
Lopez-Pierre states that Adams made the racist statements at an event hosted by Harlem Business Alliance (HBA). HBA website claims the organization as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit enterprise founded in 1980 and has close ties to the Clinton Foundation and Black Lives Matter.
The organization received a $728,750 Community Economic Development (CED) grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in 2012. Adams was Borough President of Brooklyn in 2019 when the video was recorded.