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    White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    On Tuesday, Wilson defeated Bruce Austin, the 24-year incumbent, by a margin of just 26 votes.

    Austin, who is African-American, called Wilson's tactics "disgusting."

    "I don't think it's good for both democracy and the whole concept of fair play," he said.

    "He never put out to voters that he was white," Austin said in a statement to the Houston Chronicle. "This is one of the few times a white guy has pretended to be a black guy and fooled black people."
    Apparently race is an important factor in some elections, but not in the direction some would expect.

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Now...why would the color of his skin matter? Are people actually suggesting the black voters in that district are so ****ing stupid that they would have rather voted for a black guy over a white guy instead of a candidate for their views? Im....SHOCKED....Shocked I tell ya...

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    I read the article, and I lolled. I lolled hard. Just imagine the people's faces when they realized that he's not the black guy they thought they were voting for, but some old white dude. So far, there's no indication that he ever lied, he just never showed his own picture, and people just voted for who they thought was a black man, revealing to all that Houstonians are dumb racists. My hats off to Dave Wilson, the man who trolled an entire city.
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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    I read the article, and I lolled. I lolled hard. Just imagine the people's faces when they realized that he's not the black guy they thought they were voting for, but some old white dude. So far, there's no indication that he ever lied, he just never showed his own picture, and people just voted for who they thought was a black man, revealing to all that Houstonians are dumb racists. My hats off to Dave Wilson, the man who trolled an entire city.
    Well...now...be fair. Its just the opposing candidate that is making the claim that black people are so stupid they would vote for a guy based solely on his skin color. In...THIS instance at least. Now...lets see if the population at large gets upset and demands a recall and new election.

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Apparently race is an important factor in some elections, but not in the direction some would expect.
    I remember a period in the late 50s / early 60s when the rage was to deliberately darken your skin because blacks were what was hot as entertainers.

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    This is just... wow.

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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Well...now...be fair. Its just the opposing candidate that is making the claim that black people are so stupid they would vote for a guy based solely on his skin color. In...THIS instance at least. Now...lets see if the population at large gets upset and demands a recall and new election.
    I'm from the Houston area, and had to go downtown every day for a job. The people living in the wards are some of the most backwards, racist dumb****s alive. Every single little thing that goes wrong is due solely to those "racist cracker ass mother ****ers", even though they trashed the place, and turned what used to be a nice city into a squalid hell hole full of drugs, rape and murder.
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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    I think it is funny that someone would make that their campaign strategy and just friggin' hilarious that it actually worked.

    And on top of that, it's a 6 year term!

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    Good for him. It's important to be an informed voter, but if I were him I would never have revealed my face. Who knows how long he could have had such a cushy job.
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    Re: White candidate pretends to be black to win election

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Apparently
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    in some elections, but not in the direction some would expect.



    It looks like some people didn't get what they thought that they would be getting but they did get who they voted for.

    All's fair in love and politics.

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