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De Blasio Aide Posts Picture Of Sister With ‘F*** Whiteness’ Sign

A senior aide to New York City mayor bill de Blasio is being ripped for posting a picture on Facebook from a pro-immigration rally showing his sister brandishing a “f**** whiteness” sign.

The picture showed Lincoln Restler’s sister Victoria, 36, alongside the Restler’s parents Susan and Peter stood beside her.

A City Hall spokesman told the New York Daily News that the offensive sign was to protest of white supremacy and not “whiteness,” adding, “No doubt the message was inartful and not clear enough in its intent and that’s why Lincoln took it off his page.”

Lincoln Restler, 32, captioned the photo, “To celebrate my mama’s birthday we took to the streets to stand in solidarity with immigrant New Yorkers.”

Criticism included comments such as: “And you represent our mayors office (sic)?”, “There are good white people and you are not going to make me feel guilty that I am!” and “Could you imagine what would happen if I walked around with anti-black signs?”

Victoria Restler, an artist in Brooklyn, has joined protesters demonstrating against the Dakota Access pipeline project in the past.

De Blasio’s office said he had not seen he Facebook post and did not approve it. A spokesman said Restler had been addressed but not disciplined over posting the photo.

James Gennaro of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s team, posted, “It is disturbing that Mayor de Blasio’s senior advisor didn’t see these messages as incongruous when he posted this picture of his family, who, to quote his post, ‘took to the streets to stand in solidarity with immigrant New Yorkers.’ It seems that to the Mayor’s senior advisor, hate is okay as long as the right people (or the right racial ‘state of mind,’ if that’s what is meant by ‘whiteness’) is hated.”

Cuomo and De Blasio have sniped at each other for months.

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