Race was the only important factor in the recent Atlanta mayoral election, which could have resulted in the city’s first white mayor in 40 years:
“Atlanta is a black city, a symbol to the world,” [political strategist Tom] Houck said. “Putting [white candidate] Mary’s face on that picture would be hard for a lot of people to stomach.”
Funny, I’ve always thought that most blacks were emotionally mature enough to allow a person of a different color to represent them.
Personally, I’d be most interested in a mayor who can clear up Atlanta’s many problems (and quit trying to steal our water), regardless of color. But maybe that’s just me.
Via Amy Alkon, who adds:
If I voted [in the presidential election] based on skin color, I would have voted for Obama. I think that, in such a short time after Jim Crow Laws and separate drinking fountains, that it’s really cool that we have a black president.