While America is supposedly now “post-racial”, the city of Atlanta has a way to go to catch up.
It would appear a “memo” has surfaced, advising the black community to unite behind one black mayoral candidate. Again, imagine the “stupidly” judgment indictments had this been the other way around.
Time is of the essence because in order to defeat a Norwood (white) mayoral candidacy we have to get out now and work in a manner to defeat her without a runoff, and the key is a significant Black turnout in the general election;
The reasons support should be given to Lisa Borders is: 1) she is the best black candidate in the race who has a chance to win the election because she can attract downtown white support; and 2) based on polling data drawn from a host of sources between May 2009 and July 2009, the numbers suggest Borders is growing stronger as we move closer to the election, while the most recent polling data suggests that the other black candidates are falling further behind over the same period.
It doesn’t get much more shameful than this.