“Eric Adams uses racial slur in unearthed 2019 video on policing”

“An unearthed video of newly-minted New York City Mayor Eric Adams shows him using a racial slur in a talk on policing.

The 2019 video shows Adams speaking to a crowd at the Harlem Business Alliance about his rise through the ranks of the New York Police Department (NYPD).

While speaking to the crowd, Adams uses a racial slur to refer to the White officers he outperformed as he grew his career as a police officer.”

“”Every day in the police department, I kicked those crackers’ a–, man,” Adams said in the video reviewed by Fox News Digital. “I was unbelievable in the police department.”

“I became a sergeant, a lieutenant, and a captain, you know the story,” Adams also said. “Some people oversell it trying to reinvent me, but the reality is: what I was then is who I am now.”

Adams was asked about his use of the slur at a Friday press conference, prompting him to apologize. 

“Should not have been used. Someone asked me a question using that comment and, playing on that word, I responded in that comment,” Adams said. “But clearly it is a comment that should not be used, and I apologize not only to those who heard it, but to New Yorkers because they should expect more from me and that was inappropriate.”

Comment: Now we know who he really is. pl


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25 Responses to “Eric Adams uses racial slur in unearthed 2019 video on policing”

  1. jim ticehurst says:

    Adams is Full of Himself..”What I was Then..Is What I am Now..”He Did not apoligize..To The NYPD Officers..For Calling them “Crackers” ? What are his examples of “KickingThier “ASS..???/Hes Playing to His Voter Base..Only..No Results…Bad Example..Bad Attitude..His Whole Legal System…Is Bi Polar..It All Cancels Out..No Law and Order….. Justice..and Crime Victims ,,DIE..To The LIE…..

  2. Babeltuap says:

    And still trying to deflect it on someone else…meh. White people have lost their careers saying much less. He needs to resign. If not then it’s open season to call him the N word at other public forums without anything more than a sorry later.

  3. sbin says:

    Another affirmative action candidate demonstrating the Peter principle in all its glory.
    Vice Prostitute Kamala Harris might be the ultimate example.

  4. paulkersey32 says:

    No NYPD cops like this POS.

  5. robt willmann says:

    Here is a 1 minute, 39 second video excerpt of now-mayor Eric Adams speaking in 2019, which includes the cracker talk, and he mentions M/WBE’s, which are Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises–


    He comments on the money for the M/WBE’s: “We taking 30 percent off the top of M/WBE’s. Not sayin’, give it to a majority company to pass through. No. We gonna take the 30 percent off the top … The 30 percent is going to go straight to the women and minority-owned business”.


    Some retired New York City Police Department detectives might know whether Eric Adams made a lot of significant cases and arrests while on the NYPD, or whether he did not.

    • Fred says:

      So racial quotas for sourcing business. That’ll teach those cracker’s a lesson! It sure sounds like Detroitifying NYC.

  6. Deap says:

    Teaching moment: Getting called a “cracker” means nothing to me. Rolls right off me – affectionate at best, neutral at worst. Nothing negative sensed by the recipient, even if something negative was intended by the sender. That is his/her/their problem; not mine.

    Same way any other alleged verbal slur needs to be treated. First Amendment rules.

    Just so happens my thesis project in pre-Jacksonian democracy was about Augustus B Longstreet of Georgia who may well have been the first coined the term “Georgia Cracker” who was a folk lore figure in local literary magazine, who dispensed common wisdom about country life around the cracker barrel. Appropriate to his times and locale.

    Cultural misappropriation does not even apply since his creator, old Augustus B. Longstreet, meant for his Georgia Cracker to play the fool.

    • Mark Gaughan says:

      Lenny Bruce, Are there any niggers here tonight.

      • Pat Lang says:

        Mark Gaughan I was taught early in life to never use such a demeaning and repulsive term.

        • Mark Gaughan says:

          Pat, me too. I never have said it. I have never said any of the racist names that Lenny Bruce said in his performance.
          He hoped they would all end up rolling right off.

        • Mark Gaughan says:

          I should have written that I’ve never called anyone by one of those names.

        • Mark Gaughan says:

          The rest of Bruce’s performance:
          “Well, I was just trying to make a point, and that is that it’s the suppression of the word that gives it the power, the violence, the viciousness. Dig: if President Kennedy would just go on television, and say, “I would like to introduce you to all the niggers in my cabinet,” and if he’d just say “nigger nigger nigger nigger nigger” to every nigger he saw, “boogie boogie boogie boogie boogie,” “nigger nigger nigger nigger nigger” ’til nigger didn’t mean anything anymore, then you could never make some six-year-old black kid cry because somebody called him a nigger at school.”

  7. TonyL says:

    Well, if you gave Trump a pass for talking like that, i.e. bravado, about blacks and browns… in the past, why not Adams? Isn’t Donald Trump a racist like Eric Adams?

    • Pat Lang says:

      Tell us EXACTLY what Trump said about Blacks and Browns. Exactly.

    • Fred says:


      So Adams is given a pass “because others were racist”? What a wonderful standard. As to your claims, does that mean Jesse Jackson honored a racist in 1998 and 1999? There’s a bunch more at the link. The tired old chestnut has to be roasted each election cycle because some democratic jacka** can’t be held accountable at the beginning of their career and the party couldn’t bring itself to have actual standards for candidates and office holders.


  8. Eric Newhill says:

    Maybe just another chameleon politician who is what he was then what he is now because he was always been what is he isn’t going to ever be unless it’s what he was when he needed to be now.

    Who votes for these people?

  9. tedrichard says:

    its called a message in a bottle.

    the template is baltimore.

    to quote a 60’s weatherman, lol, you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing.

    leave while you still can and while your property has value. it’s a big country and deep blue cities are the past not the future. vote with your feet and your wallet the only votes that matter.

  10. JerseyJeffersonian says:

    African Big Man, status attained by distribution of Other Peoples’ Money.

    One of the bloggers I follow refers to his current city as Lagos on Chesapeake, a/k/a Baltimore. Pretty evocative, no? Pelosi’s home town, btw. Her father was a big city boss, and it is pretty much the same deal as for Adams, the African Big Man, instead of working toward the uplift of their cities through targeted, and efficacious investment, it’s all about the grift with these bastards.

    Leaving the treasures of Western Civilization – graphic and plastic arts, libraries, and the venues of performing arts such as theater, classical music, and ballet – in the hands of those who despise these creations of the hated white man, it is past time to quickly relocate them to where they can not be used as blackmail material for the acquisition of more gibsmedats, or worse yet, in the way of this blind hatred to be burned, or looted. The time to act to salvage these accummulated treasures is short, as the downward spiral instigated by our political/bureaucratic/academic classes is accelerating toward a thoroughgoing crash. If the body of masterpieces and historical records of Western Civilization is left in this position of peril, trouble is in the offing, mark my words.

    • Deap says:

      Princeton students take over the campus ballet group trying to purge its white supremacy, colonialism, and emphasis on perfectionism. A member pushes back in defense of the art of ballet:


      • JerseyJeffersonian says:

        What’d I tell you? Separate, NOW.

      • Barbara Ann says:

        Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron foresaw the cultural apocalypse that is the logical conclusion of wokeism back in 1961. Anything exceptional or beautiful must be destroyed. It is no surprise ballet is a target.

    • jim ticehurst says:

      Sadly..People like Him Have a Chip on thier Shoulder..Cant Keep a Balance..Products Of The Reactionary .. Culture Revolution of the 1960s..Growing In Its Power Base in the 1970s..It was all Based On Racism…Feminism..Anti Government..Free Thinkers..Most Drug Users…I Learned Then To Read The Communism Manifesto for Take Over..It includes A Culture War on The Arts…I listened To Governor Jim Justice of West Virginia..dexcribe how He Came to His Senses…When It was Obvious..That The Culture Revolution Has PEAKED Out….With Biden and His Peole Making and Enforcing MANIFESTO Policys..Top Down

  11. scott s. says:

    When I hear Cracker I think Florida Cracker, who I doubt are a significant factor in the NYPD.

  12. TV says:

    Adams made a 2nd career of racial politics.
    He was very vocal as a “black cop.”

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