Black Lives Matter: White NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Had “The Talk” With Black Son About Police Encounters (VIDEO)

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Bill De Blasio Sworn In As New York City Mayor

Black parents in America have long held the burden of sitting their young black boys and girls down to have “the talk” — a conversation that while necessary, reminds them that they will be treated differently by law enforcement just because of the color of their skin.

And we found out yesterday the mayor of New York City, a white man, wasn’t exempt from that responsibility.

Following the announcement that a Staten Island grand jury would not bring charges against the officer who strangled 43-year-old Eric Garner in July, Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled his appearance at the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting to address the mistakes his own police force has made in dealing with communities full of black and brown faces.

That speech included a promise to reform police practices and de Blasio’s own fear that his black son, an afro-rocking Dante de Blasio, doesn’t have…

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