Race re-emerges as Atlanta mayoral election appears headed for a runoff with white candidate

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Canton, GA

#1 Oct 30, 2009
I am so sick of this race crap. If you are qualified who cares. But Atlanta needs a new image. Shirley Franklin has not helped at all.
local

United States

#2 Oct 30, 2009
Shirley Girl,might end up in jail like her buddy Bill.How in the hell could they have misplaced 100 million dollars.
Maybe half of it went to those ugly flower's she wore for 2 years.
Again how can you lose 100 million then put the L.E.on a 4 day week for months.Maybe she has it under her flower garden.Race doesn't matter in the Mayoral race,RIGHT but it well be sweet to see if Mary can make a change in crime seems all the Mayor's in the past have all been criminals.
Jerry Smith

United States

#3 Oct 30, 2009
notice across america, every city that has a BLACK mayor is broke and trying to beg money out of the govt, yet i you examine the records, they have stole money, gone on trips to the bahamas, bought new cars, paid they rent, and played the lottery trying to make more money.THEY SCUM...KICK THEY ASS
Black Mama

Atlanta, GA

#4 Oct 31, 2009
And what cities are these? Any web addresses? Detroit and Atalanta are common sense if you watch the news once a month, but what are the others you are referring too?
Robert

Atlanta, GA

#5 Oct 31, 2009
After Obama became the firs "African American" president, the bi*tching of race was supposed to stop. I put money down on that with a couple liberals and I came out on top, of course. Racism will always be used as an excuse as long as the government allows it.
Black Mama

Atlanta, GA

#6 Oct 31, 2009
local wrote:
Shirley Girl,might end up in jail like her buddy Bill.How in the hell could they have misplaced 100 million dollars.
Maybe half of it went to those ugly flower's she wore for 2 years.
Again how can you lose 100 million then put the L.E.on a 4 day week for months.Maybe she has it under her flower garden.Race doesn't matter in the Mayoral race,RIGHT but it well be sweet to see if Mary can make a change in crime seems all the Mayor's in the past have all been criminals.
Race does not matter in the Mayoral race? IN ATLANTA??? Was that meant as a funny line? Even if Mary wins and somehow hires all those police, since blacks commit 90% of the crime and it will be them getting arrested, SHE will then be racial!
Long N Taught

Duluth, GA

#7 Nov 2, 2009
Yea, why is it SO horrible to elect a White person to be mayor of Atlanta? Shirley thinks black people are losing their power base. Know what? She's right! The wave of people from Mexico has not stopped regardless of what the press is lying about. Does anyone around here REALLY see any of them moving back home? NO.

Hispanics will be the force that marginalizes blacks in politics. I've seen this happen all over the country. Blacks are so busy hating whitey that they don't even see the Hispanic wave before it rolls over them. So how come Obama isn't closing the border? After all, Blacks suffer far more because of them than whites do. Remember when you saw black guys working at construction sites? well, that was almost 10 years ago folks!

Americans infighting about the potential for a white mayor are oblivious to the real problem. And Obama is NOT backing up blacks in America. That's part of his illusion. We're ALL screwed!

Since: Oct 09

Philippines

#8 Nov 2, 2009
Is electing a white mayor creates big deal to Atlanta? This issue has created a lot of fuzz lately. Wether white or black, what's important is that they'll serve properly and make the city progressive.
http://www.yellowise.com/results/Atlanta-GA/g...
Jawga Boy

Marietta, GA

#9 Nov 2, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091030/ap_on_re_...

http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-ga...

http://sq-al.facebook.com/note.php...

Nuff said.

I had a councilman call me, and tell me Kasim was the "REAL" Democrat!

So what the hell does that means?

OMG, I forgot, Republican=White=racist!

That's how the equation works, I get it now.
lighteredknot

Ray City, GA

#10 Nov 2, 2009
Race is not important in an Atlanta politics? Then why does Atlanta voters keep voting in such incompetent black leaders, are they just stupid rather than racist?
Jawga Boy

Atlanta, GA

#11 Nov 2, 2009
lighteredknot wrote:
Race is not important in an Atlanta politics? Then why does Atlanta voters keep voting in such incompetent black leaders, are they just stupid rather than racist?
There's such a thing a RACIAL LOYALTY. no different from when George Wallace said he would stand in the schoolhouse door!

Was a bunch of dumb whites back then, now it's a bunch of dumb blacks today, so what has really changed?

I WAS THERE!
Grob Hahn

Duluth, GA

#12 Nov 3, 2009
Jawga Boy wrote:
<quoted text>
There's such a thing a RACIAL LOYALTY. no different from when George Wallace said he would stand in the schoolhouse door!
Was a bunch of dumb whites back then, now it's a bunch of dumb blacks today, so what has really changed?
I WAS THERE!
Yea, I agree, BUT, a good deal of the problems that all those nasty white racists were afraid of have actually come to pass with amazing accuracy. Cities have gone to hell, Schools have diminished standards, black on white violent crime has exploded (oddly, so has black on black violent crime), and their biggest fear: White daughters ARE marrying black boys (though their chances at forming a lasting family are slim and many mixed children are treated badly but one or both sides of their "family").
.
Personally, I am reasonably sure the White Lady doesn't have a snowball's chance, but I said the same thing about the white librarians (who won a $12 case against the city for racism).
Grobbbbbbbbbbbbbb
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Oh and if you show racial loyalty and have white skin, you'll be labeled as a racist! None of those stupid 50s and 60s racists ever dreamed that one up.
mr2gq

AOL

#13 Nov 3, 2009
I think its BS these black people are crying cause a white candidate is going to win. If white people blatantly cried about a black candidate might win and they was worried about his skin color instead of his politics, like obviously alll these black people are, the hole city would be labeled a raciest city and it would be all over the news every night. Im sick of double standerds! Black people need to get over them self. They are the ones keeping racism alive
mr2gq

AOL

#14 Nov 3, 2009
oh yeah. Gooooo white girl lol showing my race loyalty as all black people do

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#15 Nov 3, 2009
it's time, I mean we have seen how they have put away their struggling slave hats gotten fat,and wealthy,and havent done a damn thing but screw everything up,so its time for change lets give them their little brown goody bag and send them home whereever that might be and whether hispanic or european whites as well as orientals let us learn our lesson to never anytime soon elect another one.
Grob Hahn

Duluth, GA

#16 Nov 4, 2009
So? How about a change? Ask yourself, are you REALLY better off than before Campbell? Hell no. So we have more than a decade of screwups running Atlanta. Let's try something new. If the white lady fails, then you will have year after year of ability to say "I told you so" as you elect another black dude to run the city. But, what if she DOES fix things and improve your lives in the city? Wouldn't that be a good thing?
Grobbbbbbbbbbbb

I have hope for change!!!
Jawga Boy

Atlanta, GA

#17 Nov 5, 2009
I think there are qualified Black candidates, but most are too busy making a success out of their lives!

Result?

Bottom of the barrel!
Floyd

Atlanta, GA

#18 Nov 5, 2009
Jawga Boy wrote:
I think there are qualified Black candidates, but most are too busy making a success out of their lives!
Result?
Bottom of the barrel!
Unfortunately that is how our entire government is with an exception here and there. I still think Gary Coleman would have done a better job than The Terminator lol

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#19 Nov 7, 2009
lighteredknot wrote:
Race is not important in an Atlanta politics? Then why does Atlanta voters keep voting in such incompetent black leaders, are they just stupid rather than racist?
Last time I checked Atlanta had a majority Black population.
So make your own judgment.

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