Friday, August 24, 2007

Michael Ashford's racist agenda

From The Blade:
Ashford's challenge

"One uncomfortable factor underlying this whole fracas is the role racial politics played in Mr. Ashford's election. Insiders know that the three black members of Council - Mr. Ashford, Wilma Brown, and Phil Copeland - were unwilling to agree to another white Council president.

The post was coveted by Mr. Szollosi and Joe McNamara, who finally managed to engineer the coup against Mr. Ludeman with support from the black members, even though each of the two believed he was a better choice than Mr. Ashford.

Mr. Ashford, who would become mayor if something happened to Mr. Finkbeiner, represents District 4, which includes the old north end, the Lagrange neighborhood, the Old West End, and downtown. He thus faces several challenges, not the least of which is to disabuse middle-class Toledoans of the notion that he has a narrow agenda that does not represent their broader interests..."

If Ashford truly possessed leadership qualities he would have refused to accept such a pyrrhic victory, and he would have refused to engage in such racist machinations and exposed and condemned them. Let this be a warning to white leaders and white people, a wake-up call about how those who make a big fuss and loud noise about fair play don't play fair and have no apologies seeking to "advance" their candidates over more qualified ones.

A Warning For America From South Africa
It is already too late for South Africa, but not for America if enough people strengthen their spine and take on the race terrorists, the armies of the "politically correct" and, most dangerous of all, the craven politicians who believe "compassionate conservatism" will buy them a few more votes, a few more days of peace.