The current mayor of Baltimore (current motto: “Just like Scranton, but without the glitz”), Sheila Dixon, is under indictment for theft and perjury. If convicted, a replacement mayor would need to be appointed. Mayor Dixon is, wait for it, black. She’s actually more cafe-au-lait, but, hey, she’s a dues paying member of an approved minority.
Now some professional race-baiters, the Maryland NAACP, are, according to this story in the Baltimore Sun,
worried that a Baltimore mayor’s criminal conviction could result in the appointment of a white or Republican leader who may not fully represent the majority black and Democratic city, are asking state lawmakers to strip the governor of authority to permanently fill the office.
Now, just in case anyone is keeping racial score. Mayor Dixon’s immediate predecessor was, shock of shocks, a white Irish dude. Said dude, Martin O’Malley, is now Maryland’s governor. Governor O’Malley was elected mayor of Charm City twice. And he’s as white as I am; a paler shade of pallor.
If the people of Baltimore, of whom a majority are black, can not be represented by a white mayor, then how is it that the vast majority of Americans who are not black may be adequately represented by a black president?
Oh, that’s racist? Well, it only sounds worse to those who think exclusively in tribal, racist terms. Such as the worthies of the worthless Maryland NAACP.
What is blatantly racist is to make the argument that a person of one race can not represent citizens of another.