Mayor Pete: Quit Scapegoating African-American Voters
By: James Neal
Last week a focus group survey of black voters commissioned by the Pete Buttigieg presidential campaign was leaked to McClatchy. The findings from the Buttigieg survey blamed his dismal standing with black voters on homophobia. To suggest that black voters are more biasedin some binary, intrinsic way against gay candidates than other cohorts is to exploit a racist stereotype.Instead of focusing on his total disconnect with a foundational constituency in the Democratic Party the mayor opted to blame homophobia instead of looking inward at why he remains unpopular amongst or unknown to black voters. His trafficking in an ugly trope is insulting and it’s dead wrong. I know, firsthand. Not from a McKinsey-likefocus group but from experience as a white-privileged, openly-gay man running for the US Senate in North Carolina 12 years ago.
Removal of the Confederate Monument in Chatham County Completed
PITTSBORO, NC— The removal of the Confederate monument outside the Chatham County historic courthouse in downtown Pittsboro is complete.
Crews worked for several hours November 19, 2019, and into the following morning, to safely and respectfully dismantle the Confederate monument, which includes the statue and pedestal. These items are being transported to a safe location where they will be preserved and stored until such time as the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) finds a more appropriate location to place them.
Durham, NC... CHURCH GIVES BACK:
Hike for Hope, an event to benefit the Hope Center in Thika, Kenya, is a Virtual run/walk,that will take place beginning Sunday, December 1st and ending Tuesday, December 31st. Participants may run/walk anywhere or join a number of meet-ups that will happen in the community and choose between committing to 3.6 miles of the extreme option of 36 miles during that time frame. Registration is required before you start. The registration fee on or before November 30, 2019 is $35.00 with a $3.00 sign-up fee. After November 30, the fee increases to $40.00. After you register, participants will be shipped official Hike for Hope swag and t-shirt, team gear and a finisher’s medal.
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