Okay, so things are a little dicey in Atlanta's ongoing mayoral race ever since a black leadership group sent out an email regarding how to get the white candidate to lose... simply for not being black. (And, frankly, since this article is from [cr]AP, the most incendiary portions of the email were not included...)
But that's not my favorite part of the story. This is:
All righty then. Please read the whole mess here:
David Bositis of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington said cities with large black populations like Gary, Ind., Philadelphia, Baltimore and St. Louis have all had white mayors in recent years.
"African-Americans are very pragmatic. When they look at politics, they look at what's going to work," Bositis said. "It's perfectly fine if a white mayor gets elected with black support. On the other hand, it's not a good sign if you have ... a white candidate getting elected with white votes. It's an indication of polarization."
The Associated Press: After 35 years, next Atlanta mayor could be white