White progressives received another criticizing words from San Francisco Mayor London Breed again, who threw accusations from the group of projecting beliefs into African American citizens following the result of George Floyd’s death in 2020, SFGATE reported.
The mayor, during her New York Times’ “Sway” podcast with Kara Swisher appearance, was questioned regarding her Tenderloin emergency declaration as well as some of the criticisms she got from District Attorney Chesa Boudin over the ineffective way of boosting police presence.
According to Breed, her own “experiences of growing up in poverty and growing up in war zones similar to the Tenderloin” enlightened her process in coming up with a decision and targeted critics she believes to be excessively ideological.
“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,” Breed 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. “
Dean Preston and Hillary Ronen were apparently the board members the mayor mentioned. Ronen voted in opposition to the emergency declaration of the mayor while Preston warned to have the emergency ordinance revoked if the budget of the San Francisco Police Department gets an increase.
Breed singled out Preston’s district, District 5, later in the interview.
Meanwhile, the mayor said that Boudin “have different perspectives on things.”
“Oh, I do know how I’m going to vote,” she said. “But I’m not ready to reveal what I plan to do publicly.”