Far-Left Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York stands in strong support of the “anti-racism” protests that have gripped college campuses over the last month.
He also told the press that his son, Dante, a freshman at Yale, has also been active in protests.
“He has certainly been involved on the discussion on the campus,” de Blasio said. “He’s active in the black student union, and he’s been to some of the protests.”
He added that he believes Dante is “very concerned” about the so-called racism at Yale.
While de Blasio is white, his wife is black–his son, Dante, is biracial. He has spoken at length, after the death of Eric Garner at the hands of police last year, about how he fears for Dante’s future with police encounters because he’s mixed-race.
But it’s hard to believe that Dante de Blasio–who grew up in a ritzy neighborhood in New York City, whose father is the mayor of the largest city in the country, and whose mother is a noted writer, poet, and speechwriter–qualifies as “oppressed,” despite his skin color.
In fact, it seems like many of the black protestors on college campuses are, actually, exactly what they seem: private college students from wealthy families, who are searching for a reason to protest and feel self-pity.
Jonathan Butler, the student behind a hunger strike at the University of Missouri that ultimately caused the football team to walk out and the president of the university to resign, was ultimately outed as the son of a wealthy railroad executive, who made $8 million last year.
As the protests continue to spread to different universities, it’s clear that the driving force isn’t actual oppression–but, rather, upper-class students who are looking to claim oppression wherever they can.