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But I tend to agree with your observations. Diversity is ill-defined in our area.
If he was referring to the school system only, maybe he was correct in calling it a black community. But as you and I well know, that particular mindset is the prevailing one for everything else related to Dougherty County. Blacks make up the majority of our county - the numbers prove that - but to call it a "black community" is misleading. Our school board members aren't in the position they're in to stick up for a certain ethnicity.
I am confused as to whether or not you are in agreement with me. My comment is only "racial" in that I mentioned this election being turned into a racial issue. I have no preference for a black or white person to be on the board - only those who sincerely want the best for DCSS.
I agree with Terry. The crowd was surprisingly respectful. There were a few "outbursts" which the moderator did well in taking care of. The crowd was largely in support of Rev. Heard in my opinion. And I base that sheerly on crowd reaction. I felt like most people didn't want to take Dr Price seriously because of Rev. Heard's reputation in and around the area of Albany where the debate was held, but she held her own and I admire her for even showing up.
I was in attendance and think Dr. Price summed it up best in her closing arguments: "My only question is: if I had not defeated the incumbent, would we be sitting here tonight? I think the answer is clear."
Others have clearly made this a racial issue and it shouldn't be one. At all. Rev. Heard said tonight the black community is responsible for fixing the black community's problems and others can only "chip-in". Albany is NOT a "black community"; it is a community of people. Period.
Here's to hoping the 2,100 voters who gave Dr Price the victory in July will do the same in a few weeks.
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