In a recent podcast, former President Donald Trump's niece Mary Trump stated that racism is a problem in her family.
Her disclosure came when she was probed by Karen Hunter Podcast about how she got radicalized despite growing up in a semi-privileged house by her parents and then being raised in the Trump Empire.
Mary Trump, a psychologist by profession and host of the Mary Trump Show, said she grew up in Jamaica, Queens, while her father was raised in the nearby Jamaica Estates neighborhood. She said that the two communities are light-years apart.
Jamaica Estates was a 100% white, very upper middle-class neighborhood at the time, while Jamaica proper, where she grew up in the 60 s and 70 s, was 70% Black and 30% white, Mary Trump said.
She said that most of the people she met when she commuted to school and back, and the people she interacted with in stores, were Black.
I would listen to the racism in my family, and then I would have my own experience as a kid growing up in Jamaica, Mary Trump said.
Donald Trump's niece said she didn't know what her family members were talking about and why they were demeaning this entire class of people. She added that her comments were so far from her experience, and it didn't make sense.
My parents didn't have any Black friends, and everyone in my school was practically white, and it was just this weird cognitive dissonance. She noted that she grew up with this sort of unformed notion that racism was just absolute nonsense and anyone who subscribed to it was an idiot at best. In an interview with the Washington Post in 2020, Mary Trump said that her experience was one of knee-jerk anti-Semitism, knee-jerk racism. She told the Washington Post it was normal to hear them use the n-word or use anti-Semitic expressions growing up.
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