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    Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote

    Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote - WSJ.com

    ATLANTA -- The campaign for mayor of this city, which has long promoted its racial tolerance, veered into controversy Thursday with the release of a memo urging black voters to unite around an African-American candidate and block the election of a white mayor.

    A local group known as the Black Leadership Forum called for African-Americans to consolidate their support around Lisa Borders, president of the Atlanta City Council and one of several African-American candidates, according to a memo circulated on the Web and to local media.
    "For the last 25 years Atlanta has represented the breakthrough for black political empowerment in the South," read the memo. "In order to defeat a Norwood (white) mayoral candidacy we have to get out now and work in a manner to defeat her without a runoff, and the key is a significant Black turnout."
    Mr. Turpeau, who contributed $500 to Ms. Borders' campaign, defended the memo's message.

    "You shouldn't vote solely on having a black candidate," he said. "You have to deal with the credentials and skill set first. After that, it's a feeling of pride that we've had for 35 years in this town. Ego gets important."
    You got to love race based politics and this Turpeau guy is a dip****.
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    Re: Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote

    Doesn't this defeat the entire purpose of the Civil Rights Movement in this context?

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    Re: Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote

    I think some class action suites are in order, like the fire fighters had.


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    Re: Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote

    As long as they don't force anyone to vote a certain way, they can say whatever they want about who to support

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    Re: Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    I think some class action suites are in order, like the fire fighters had.
    whiskey tango foxtrot.

    Voting based on race isn't against the rules.
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    Re: Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    whiskey tango foxtrot.

    Voting based on race isn't against the rules.
    No it's not. Even if it was it would be near to impossible to prove it.

    However it is dispicable and hypocritical considering how often blacks have cried out against racism. (and yes this would apply to anyone regardless of race)
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    Re: Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote

    Anyone who thinks Atlanta is some kind of epicenter of racial tolerance is seriously deluded. Atlanta has a SERIOUS gang problem, for instance, which they've been kept from acknowledging and dealing with, by racial politics. Atlanta has major policy conflicts between the black inner city areas and the white suburbs. Atlanta is home to the south's largest self-segregating wealthy black neighborhoods. It's pretty funny to hear that the WSJ only NOW recognizes the reality of racial politics in Atlanta.

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    Re: Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    whiskey tango foxtrot.

    Voting based on race isn't against the rules.
    Yes it ****ing is(For whites).


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    Re: Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Yes it ****ing is(For whites).
    That is pretty bigoted and untrue.
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    Re: Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    That is pretty bigoted and untrue.
    Bigoted? What is bigoted is the attitude of the media towards whites.


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