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STL Alderman Calls for Black Unity on Tuesday; Supports White State Rep. Candidate Over Black Candidate

August 2nd, 2012 by mopns · No Comments

Typical liberal. Do as I say, not what I do. The hypocrisy meter is off the scale on this one! This is too rich! Mr. French is calling for Black unity next Tuesday at the polls while he supports a white school choice, Rex Sinquefield supported candidate. Really???? Mr. Casas’ opponent Michael Butler has the support of the American Federated Teachers union (he actually substitutes in the St. Louis city school district) and he has been a legislative aide to a state representative and a state senator. But as an old and dear friend from the ‘hood used to say, “I guess white folks’ ice is colder.”

St. Louis American:

If African Americans in North St. Louis don’t start paying attention, they may wake up the day after election day to find that they no longer have black representation in Congress, in the Missouri Senate or in the state House. This is a fact that I don’t think is being reported or discussed enough – in either the black or the progressive community. Which leads me to another disturbing observation.

As I drive around the city, particularly in the central corridor and south, I have noticed more than a few yards with signs showing support for both Russ Carnahan for Congress and Jeanette Mott Oxford for state Senate. That is a troubling message – especially from white progressives, who are usually allies of the black community. If that yard sign combination became reality in August, it would mean for the first time in 40 years that St. Louis would have no African-American representation in Congress or the state Senate.

Add to that: many of the candidates for the various state House districts that include North St. Louis are from affluent neighborhoods in South St. Louis. That means that for North St. Louis African Americans, there would also be no representation in the state House.  This would be a giant step backwards. Read more…

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