Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Racist Mayor

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Recently i heard about a mayor of a small town in Missouri who was trying to keep blacks out of her town and was doing so by telling her police officers to racially profile all blacks on the road and ticket them for no reason. At first i didn’t believe it until i saw the video and saw that this was really one of the mayor’s policies. The town was Laude, Missouri and the mayor is Irene Holmes. The chief of the Laude police department finally had enough of the mayor’s racial policy and decided to quit and filed a lawsuit against Mayor Holmes and the members of the city council. The town of Laude is broken down as having 98% whites and 2% blacks and others. It became clear to Larry White, police chief of Laude, that this racial profiling was serious when a city councilman told him that when Laude residents drive drunk or speed to that he should turn his head but that he should ticket every black or person from out of town to set an example for future blacks who come to the town to stay out. It is sad to see that people in leadership positions like this are still using the same racial tactics that mayors in the south used during the 60s.

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Written by bmcdaniel91

April 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. The sad thing is, it took a few examples and situations for the chief of police to stand up and file a lawsuit….I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that the mayor initiated such a ridiculous profiling issue of the fact that the head officer even stood for it for a mere minute as opposed to immediately filing a report on the mayor.

    cgator19

    April 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

  2. this is very sad that someone would actually think of implementing something like and also the fact that no one in that town actually stand against it makes one wonder if most of the people in that town hold a similar view to that of that mayor.

    jobyjob

    April 9, 2010 at 8:36 pm

  3. Wow! this just shows that we are living in a racist world. If our leaders are allowed to be racist in there laws what is the world coming to?? How was this allowed to go on for so long though…

    rphilp88

    April 11, 2010 at 4:01 am


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