Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia, is on the verge of having a white mayor. What makes it newsworthy is the fact that every mayor since 1973 has been black. To counter this possibility, an email has been circulated within the black community urging the “critical importance of electing a black mayor at all costs” over a white candidate in November's election. That statement in and of itself is racist, yet we hear nothing but crickets from those who claim to be staunch fighters for equality.
The email is being attributed to the Black Leadership Forum, a group that has insisted that the status quo be maintained in Atlanta since Maynard Jackson was elected mayor of the city in 1973. Aaron Turpeau, a political consultant, has admitted to helping distribute the email. He cites fears that some blacks are fearful that they'll receive fewer city contracts if a white mayor is elected.
Atlanta Councilwoman Mary Norwood, the only white candidate for the mayoral position, has a good chance of winning, holding 30% of the votes among the five candidates in a recent Insider Advantage poll. Black candidate Lisa Borders is the only black candidate being endorsed in the email because “she is the best black candidate in the race who has a chance to win the election because she can attract downtown white support.”
Race baiting is nothing new as we have seen numerous times in the past. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Louis Farrakhan have made it their careers. If they were to admit that the kind of racism they say exists really doesn't, they're scanning the want ads for a job. So that means that their sole mission in this world is to concoct racism where there is none. I would offer that they are the racists due to the fact that they seem to feel that the black community as a whole isn't intelligent enough to make a decision regarding their choice for government representation based on the issues.
By now, experience has taught us how this situation would be handled should the KKK have distributed an email urging people to "Vote white at all costs." Said race-baiting poverty pimps (Jackson, Sharpton, et al) would be taking to the airwaves to decry such a tactic. And the MSM would gladly give them the airtime to do so. They said McCarthy was paranoid about Communism. No, he was right. If Jackson and Sharpton are looking for racists, they only need look in the mirror.
When one votes for a candidate based on the color of that candidate's skin, it is just as racist as voting against a candidate based on skin color.
Gee...I wonder what happened last time people voted for a candidate based solely on the fact that he's black...