London Breed criticizes white San Francisco progressives again

San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who accused white progressives of projecting beliefs onto African American residents after the fallout from the death of George Floyd in 2020, is criticizing them once again. During an appearance on the New York...

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gmz_88
gmz_88
306 · 3 days ago · Reddit

Main quote here:

"I think a lot of people, like some members of the Board [of Supervisors], like Boudin, did not grow up in poverty in San Francisco," she said. "They did not grow up in these kinds of conditions. They have a theory as to what they believe based on their ideology. But they’re also white. They are not Black people who’ve had these unfortunately traumatizing experiences in communities where there’s not trust with the police, but also there’s a desire to be safe, right? And I’ve worked many of my years of growing up in this community to really turn that around because of the violence. "

Relevant meme here

RubberPny
RubberPny
260 · 3 days ago · Reddit

They are the same kinds of people who post those "In this house..." yard signs.

rudiker1
rudiker1
142 · 3 days ago · Reddit

She’s right. Defund is an idea popular with people that are mostly more educated, and probably work in careers that are more upwardly mobile in terms of economics, and these people dont speak for the broad majority of people. Most people across any racial or economic group have a more moderate view of police where they don’t want them to abuse their authority, but they also don’t want them to go away.

People I talk to in SF who went to college and work in jobs that require a degree or let them work from home generally dont understand this, and start to accuse me and other of racism if they bring this up.

Meanwhile, people who own businesses or work jobs that dont require a degree, and some that even grew up in lower income areas think these “activists” are a bunch of pretentious techies who moved into SF and ruined their neighborhoods. You dont have to like or agree with London here, but what shes saying is real.

(Yes I know she supported defund in 2020. Shes a lame ass politician whos also kind of inexperienced and probably thought compromising with progressives on this would help her. She was misguided, just like many other mayors across the country)

15buffalo
15buffalo
131 · 3 days ago · Reddit

She didn’t criticize “white progressives” she singled out the board of progressives and their experiences contrasting to hers. Feel like the headline is sensationalizing the quote.

Optimal-Soup-62
Optimal-Soup-62
59 · 3 days ago · Reddit

I didn't read the article but glad to hear this. White progressives are the worst manifestation of the "White Man's Burden" that Rudyard Kipling wrote of. They assume their virtue because of their whiteness and feel the need to lecture everyone about race, gender, diversity and everyone else's behavior.

-_-_-Cornburg
-_-_-Cornburg
38 · 3 days ago · Reddit

Progressives seem to represent the super wealthy in SF and the super poor (as in the drug addicted homeless) but who’s representing the working classes here? Like who represents regular renters who don’t make $1M a year?

DaddyWarbucks666
DaddyWarbucks666
34 · 3 days ago · Reddit

Every Progressive on the BoS has a million dollar house except Haney. They all have made major bank from the housing crises they helped create. It’s not really surprise that they vote their class interests, but it’s strange that so many poor people have been hoodwinked by them. We should listen to people who grew up poor if we actually want to figure out how to help them.

charonn0
charonn0
32 · 3 days ago · Reddit

But they’re also white. They are not Black people who’ve had these unfortunately traumatizing experiences in communities where there’s not trust with the police, but also there’s a desire to be safe, right? And I’ve worked many of my years of growing up in this community to really turn that around because of the violence.

This sort of reasoning works both ways. It's one of the reasons why it's faulty.

toomanypumpfakes
toomanypumpfakes
28 · 3 days ago · Reddit

The podcast episode was a good listen that I enjoyed. I felt the interviewer (Kara Swisher) tried a couple times to ask questions in a bit of an “inflammatory” way (worded in such a way to try to get a gotcha quote) but I thought Breed handled it well. She (or any Mayor of SF) has to walk a tight line.

I laughed at her comments about the board of supervisors and how they can be very two faced and obstructionist. It would be interesting if we could go back to city wide elections of supervisors instead of the district electing them.

This article summarizes a very small part of the interview (and of course the part where Breed mentions “white progressives” so it gets clicks) but I recommend listening to the whole thing.

MBP80
MBP80
27 · 3 days ago · Reddit

This absolutely mirrors national politics. Polls are showing the the thinly veiled racism exhibited by white progressives is the best thing to ever happen to the right. Trump actually gained share of votes in every minority group in 2020--he lost the election because suburban white voters turned on him dramatically.

I saw a poll the other day that Biden's approval rating among hispanics is lower than Trump's ever was and has plummeted dramatically among black and hispanics in the past two months.

A good example of this is the voting rights act. Hispanics and blacks overwhelmingly support voter ID requirements--yet to hear democratic leadership speak--it is sensationlized hyperbole that is overwrought and turns people off. So you're telling me I need an ID and proof of vaccine to go to a gym, but its racist to require an ID to vote? That doesn't make any sense to the middle 70% of america.

This was all so predictable of course. I'm generally not a breed fan, but bless her for pointing this out--its reached a nauseating level of smug supremacy from white progressives tbh.

willberich92
willberich92
18 · 3 days ago · Reddit

Lets get the facts straight on this one, its people of higher socioeconomic class that dont understand the people of lower socioeconmic class. There are poor people of all races and when you assume poverty is based on race. You hurt certain races (white and asian) and empower other races (black and latino). This is still racism. I hate this shit in tech especially because why are people of certain races given more opportunities, diverty hires when the poor people who are already at a disadvantage and already lacking opportunities get overlooked.

dmode123
dmode123
16 · 3 days ago · Reddit

She is 100% right. White progressives in SF are privileged ideologue like Preston and Boudin. This is not a slight against white people, as white moderates and center left are totally fine.

thatsoundsalotlikeme
thatsoundsalotlikeme
13 · 3 days ago · Reddit

I’m not a Breed or Boudin fan, but she’s right. White, affluent, woke suburbanites view poverty as an ideology and not through lived experiences.

WhoDat_ItMe
WhoDat_ItMe
8 · 3 days ago · Reddit

Me staring at Breed in Black progressive.

The clownery of this grifter 😮

Fish_Logical
Fish_Logical
7 · 3 days ago · Reddit

I mean ultra progressive white people in this city are notoriously annoying so 🤷🏻‍♀️

WestFast
WestFast
7 · 3 days ago · Reddit

It’s not just a SF issue. It’s all around. White liberals/​progressives tend to think being a good ally means they should be leading the charge from the front whereas it really means stepping aside and supporting others. Like Mayor Breed said, there’s something to be said for they lived experience and having something at stake. Going for more achievable goals than taking the moon shots suburban white activists want.

Maximillien
Maximillien
5 · 3 days ago · Reddit

This could get interesting. Will these white male progressives obsessed with racial inequities dare to tell a Black Woman she's wrong?

coldfish
coldfish
5 · 4 days ago · Twitter

She's just joining the mob. I literally had to explain to my Mother in Law that Boudin actually isn't in charge of the police department and he isn't controlling who gets arrested and he didn't actually release all the felons and he didn't actually support communism...etc... WTF?

meanderingmindlessly
meanderingmindlessly
5 · 3 days ago · Reddit

This is terribly racist. Saying whites cant understand violence in the community and distrust of police is laughable. What if I told you I grew up in a poor place that was routinely victimized (shot at, robbed, assaulted, burgled, etc...) by certain individuals. Does that give me the right to justify bias against them? Can I use that as a crutch to say I cant and probably wont ever trust them? The hypocrisy is always amazing in SF.

Meeplejohn
Meeplejohn
5 · 3 days ago · Reddit

The race baiting racist is being racist and using race to deflect from her corruption and complete failure as a mayor?