Wednesday, October 14, 2009
More than 100 African American religious leaders came together Tuesday to endorse beleaguered Cook County Board President Todd Stroger for re-election. Their argument was not his achievements, but rather the fear that a "White" candidate might win the election.
That isn't racism?
The Black pastors urged Black candidates Congressman Danny Davis, Alderman Toni Preckwinkle and County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown should not run because if they run, then the four Black candidates will "split the Black vote" and help "White" candidate Terrence O'Brien to win.
That sounds like racism to me. Why should Stroger get their endorsement? Because he is a good leader? Or, because they are receiving county funds and it is about them and their money. And they are not ashamed of turning to racism as a means of defending their political largesse.