Council election made history in Lenoir

Council election made history in Lenoir

There are 20 comments on the Lenoir News-Topic story from Nov 7, 2013, titled Council election made history in Lenoir. In it, Lenoir News-Topic reports that:

More than half of the Lenoir residents who came to the polls Tuesday voted for at least one of the black candidates on the ballot, Ike Perkins and Chrissy Thomas, helping to usher in a new era of diversity for the Lenoir City Council.

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John Houck

Lenoir, NC

#1 Nov 8, 2013
Bullshit....... More Gay rights and Obama ideals just what Lenoir need.....
Jack King

Lenoir, NC

#2 Nov 8, 2013
They use Merlin Perry as a escape goat to secure black vote...Perry was a good man....
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#3 Nov 8, 2013
John Houck wrote:
Bullshit....... More Gay rights and Obama ideals just what Lenoir need.....
What's wrong, John? Democracy getting you down?
Blacks Are Worthless

Miami, FL

#4 Nov 8, 2013
I don't see how that's possible when the nogs comprise just 12% of Lenoirs population, somebody was stuffing the ballot boxes, either way Lenoir is doomed, first item on the nogs agenda will be to rename Harper Avenue to Martin Loofer Coon Blvd, next will be a mandatory black studies program in the schools curriculum, city funded abortion clinic & AIDS awareness clinic, twerking festival, a black Miss Lenoir beauty pageant, flash mobbing, crack cocaine rehab center & GOD only knows what else, only in America.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#5 Nov 8, 2013
Blacks Are Worthless wrote:
I don't see how that's possible when the nogs comprise just 12% of Lenoirs population, somebody was stuffing the ballot boxes, either way Lenoir is doomed, first item on the nogs agenda will be to rename Harper Avenue to Martin Loofer Coon Blvd, next will be a mandatory black studies program in the schools curriculum, city funded abortion clinic & AIDS awareness clinic, twerking festival, a black Miss Lenoir beauty pageant, flash mobbing, crack cocaine rehab center & GOD only knows what else, only in America.
Would you say that you are somewhat upset?
same coin

Lenoir, NC

#6 Nov 8, 2013
Not that I care one way or another who is on this podunk towns council and obviously most of Lenoir didn't this last election either but I find something disturbing about all this. The first thing is who cares what color someone is that is elected, why is this even an issue? I could see it being some sort of victory lets say in the 60's... but today? This is in itself a form of racism by even making a big deal over a candidates skin color.

This brings me to my other issue, the rampant racism in the black community. If the city council race was such an important issue in the black community then they would have been taking part in local government for years now.. if it really mattered to them. The fact is most of the voters were obviously black and it was a concerted effort by the black community to elect their candidate... so where have they been all these years, why have they not made an effort to "fix their community" or "give themselves a voice" until now. Why is their voice any different than any other citizens voice? Now who is making race an issue and drawing dividing lines?

Fact of the matter is if you are black and you went to the polls to vote for a black candidate simply because he or she is black then you need a white hood and cross because you are the same thing as any other racist. You can call it overcoming, rising above or whatever you need to make you feel good but fact is if you see yourself as different and abuse democracy on the basis of race then you are no different than the whites that did it 50 years and more ago.

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Since: May 12

Houston

#7 Nov 9, 2013
same coin wrote:
Not that I care one way or another who is on this podunk towns council and obviously most of Lenoir didn't this last election either but I find something disturbing about all this. The first thing is who cares what color someone is that is elected, why is this even an issue? I could see it being some sort of victory lets say in the 60's... but today? This is in itself a form of racism by even making a big deal over a candidates skin color.
This brings me to my other issue, the rampant racism in the black community. If the city council race was such an important issue in the black community then they would have been taking part in local government for years now.. if it really mattered to them. The fact is most of the voters were obviously black and it was a concerted effort by the black community to elect their candidate... so where have they been all these years, why have they not made an effort to "fix their community" or "give themselves a voice" until now. Why is their voice any different than any other citizens voice? Now who is making race an issue and drawing dividing lines?
Fact of the matter is if you are black and you went to the polls to vote for a black candidate simply because he or she is black then you need a white hood and cross because you are the same thing as any other racist. You can call it overcoming, rising above or whatever you need to make you feel good but fact is if you see yourself as different and abuse democracy on the basis of race then you are no different than the whites that did it 50 years and more ago.
Black racism is common.Apparently, blacks only"find their voice"when voting for blacks.Having said that, the only signs i saw posted anywhere were for the black candidates.If the black council electees do the job for Lenoir, and not just black Lenoir, they will be remembered as great politicians.,as great people.But, race trumps all cards.
Well Well Well

Spruce Pine, NC

#8 Nov 9, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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Would you say that you are somewhat upset?
Change for the town and losing control of the (have nots), which opens the door for the town to diversify is what these few that have controlled everyone forever are afraid of, NOT RACISM. It is that simple.
BIgKnob

United States

#9 Nov 9, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Black racism is common.Apparently, blacks only"find their voice"when voting for blacks.Having said that, the only signs i saw posted anywhere were for the black candidates.If the black council electees do the job for Lenoir, and not just black Lenoir, they will be remembered as great politicians.,as great people.But, race trumps all cards.
is that why whites who find their voice support the tea party, is that white racism,.........
Jerry Cook

Lenoir, NC

#10 Nov 9, 2013
Stilwell and Gibbon plan this over a year ago. Merlin Perry was their escape goat.. They need the black vote...
Jerry Cook

Lenoir, NC

#11 Nov 9, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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What's wrong, John? Democracy getting you down?
No their ideals of Democracy they could care less you see what is happen across the land and it will get worse. Maybe Ike will perform the first gay fest in Lenoir.... Shame on the rest of the voters that could care less to vote....
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#12 Nov 9, 2013
Jerry Cook wrote:
Stilwell and Gibbon plan this over a year ago. Merlin Perry was their escape goat.. They need the black vote...
Jerry, a lot of people make this mistake...it is 'scape goat.'
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#13 Nov 9, 2013
Jerry Cook wrote:
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No their ideals of Democracy they could care less you see what is happen across the land and it will get worse. Maybe Ike will perform the first gay fest in Lenoir.... Shame on the rest of the voters that could care less to vote....
Why would you be paranoid about a gay fest if it were to happen? Nobody would force you to attend. And the beat you to the punch, no, I am not gay.
My name is Earl

Lenoir, NC

#14 Nov 9, 2013
Blacks Are Worthless wrote:
I don't see how that's possible when the nogs comprise just 12% of Lenoirs population, somebody was stuffing the ballot boxes, either way Lenoir is doomed, first item on the nogs agenda will be to rename Harper Avenue to Martin Loofer Coon Blvd, next will be a mandatory black studies program in the schools curriculum, city funded abortion clinic & AIDS awareness clinic, twerking festival, a black Miss Lenoir beauty pageant, flash mobbing, crack cocaine rehab center & GOD only knows what else, only in America.
And don't furget, wes gonna put you in a cage and charge fur people to throw stuff at ya. Wes charge a quader a whach and get our stuff frum what odums throws out for garbage.
My name is Earl

Lenoir, NC

#15 Nov 9, 2013
Well Well Well wrote:
<quoted text> Change for the town and losing control of the (have nots), which opens the door for the town to diversify is what these few that have controlled everyone forever are afraid of, NOT RACISM. It is that simple.
Lenoir HAS go change. Everything that the old timers did such as furniture and textiles is gone. There is nothing to control. Yes, the outsiders, who might have money and power are terrifying to the stuck in the mud leaders of yesterday. Who would you actually call "rich" for this area. I mean rich enough to start up a multimillion dollar factory or business? If new mentalities take over the policics someone might actually come into the area with money and opportunity. Sort of like in the Wizard of OZ, the witch is dead, the witch is dead.
Tin Man

Lenoir, NC

#16 Nov 9, 2013
My name is Earl wrote:
<quoted text>Lenoir HAS go change. Everything that the old timers did such as furniture and textiles is gone. There is nothing to control. Yes, the outsiders, who might have money and power are terrifying to the stuck in the mud leaders of yesterday. Who would you actually call "rich" for this area. I mean rich enough to start up a multimillion dollar factory or business? If new mentalities take over the policics someone might actually come into the area with money and opportunity. Sort of like in the Wizard of OZ, the witch is dead, the witch is dead.
Change to the worse and the Wizard is gay lol lol
Help

Lenoir, NC

#17 Nov 10, 2013
The Lenoir City Council is Obama control council now all democract and liberals policy. Just because so many here in Lenoir just don't care.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#18 Nov 10, 2013
Help wrote:
The Lenoir City Council is Obama control council now all democract and liberals policy. Just because so many here in Lenoir just don't care.
What "liberal" policies do you expect to be enacted in Lenoir?
Patton

Lenoir, NC

#19 Nov 13, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
<quoted text>
What "liberal" policies do you expect to be enacted in Lenoir?
Why hell do you care you live in Florida you don't have to put up with Black foolish mouth playing the race card tend to your own town.
Missy

Lenoir, NC

#20 Nov 14, 2013
I hope the black bastard that run over my cat burn in hell.....

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