A woman running for mayor of Charlotte is facing a backlash after appearing to advertise her race as one of her qualifications.
“after appearing to” ?
You probably should have just gone ahead and said that’s exactly what she did. Nobody would have argued with you.
“Vote for me!” Kimberley Paige Barnette, a former county magistrate judge running for office for the first time, wrote on her Facebook profile.
Then, following two lines that included her name and “Mayor of Charlotte 2017” was a description of herself, in four capitalized words: “REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL”
Tell me more!
“As mayor, what I would like to discourage is assembly,” she said. “Protests are confrontational, they’re chaotic, they scare people. I believe there’s a better way to express yourselves.”
Well that doesn’t sound good. Do I dare go on?
“I do not think that we should encourage more lower-income persons to move to Charlotte,” she said. “We want to attract higher-income persons to Charlotte. … They’re going to have the most money to be able to spend in our economy.”
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