A resurfaced video shows Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams using a racially charged slur to describe white NYPD officers in 2019.
The video clip features Adams speaking to an audience at an event hosted by the Harlem Business Alliance in 2019.
Adams appears to brag about outperforming white members of the New York Police Department.
"Every day in the police department, I kicked those crackers' ass, man," Adams is heard saying in the unearthed footage.
"Cracker" is a racial epithet for white people, especially poor white individuals from rural areas.
"Man, I was unbelievable in the police department with 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement," Adams said, referring to the 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care group he co-founded in 1995.
"I became a sergeant, a lieutenant, and a captain. You know the story," Adams boasted. "Some people, all of a sudden, are trying to reinvent me. But the reality is what I was then is who I am now."
In the speech that was given 11 months before Adams officially announced his candidacy for mayor of New York City in November 2020, he wisecracked about forgoing his run for mayor for a more relaxed situation. Adams joked that he would rather "wear white all day, grow a beard, smoke some weed, and leave this stuff alone."
"The people who say, 'Where's our real Black leaders?' They’re going to say, 'Listen, who’s Eric? Why does Eric think he should be mayor?' Well, negro, you run. You run. Go raise the 7 million dollars," Adams told the crowd.
The video was reportedly uploaded to YouTube by Thomas Lopez-Pierre — founder of the Black Lives Matter Real Estate Forum, LLC.
Lopez-Pierre — a self-described "agitator, advocator, and activist" — said of Adams' choice of words, "This is how Black people talk. To us, it was family. We were having a conversation with family."
"More cops are going to get killed because black men do not have opportunity," Lopez-Pierre told the NYDN. "I think it’s a great plan for white people to feel falsely safe...Before the end of the year, more than one police officer is going to be killed."
The mayor's office did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment on Friday afternoon.
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