Cartoon: Stepping Down

By Anthony | March 4th, 2007 | 11:57 pm

Cartoon: Stepping Down

Councilwoman Florence Gatten held court last week and suggested that fellow Councilwoman T. Dianne Bellamy-Small should step down. Predictably, she refused.

Perhaps just as predictably, many local black leaders labeled Gatten a racist. As pointless as Gatten’s gesture may have been, it’s absurd to call her a racist. I for one would like to hear under what circumstances the Pulpit Forum would deem it acceptable for a local white leader to criticize a local black leader.

At any rate, Bellamy-Small seems to have garnered some support in the aftermath, but it will be interesting to see if voters in her district will look past the rhetoric and send her stepping down whether she likes it or not.

4 Responses to “Cartoon: Stepping Down”

  1. Brenda Bowers Says:

    Potatostew, You will have to simmer a long, long time if you expect to have an answer to that question. In fact, I suspect there are NO circumstances which the Pulpit Forum would accept criticism of a Black leader in our community or county or state.

  2. PotatoStew Says:

    I’m sure you’re right, but it would be nice to hear a reporter ask them that question at some point.

  3. Joe Killian Says:

    I don’t think it’s that no reporter has asked the question. I think it’s that Bellamy-Small herself and many of her supporters have a way of ignoring or filibustering questions they don’t want to answer.

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