Many people thought it would never happen in their lifetimes. We thought the racial divide was just too wide to leap. But it seems we really are moving into a post-racial world. Because, believe it or not, Atlanta, Georgia is a hair's breadth away from electing, as its mayor, a person of color…
And that color is white…
"There is a chance for the first time in 25 years that African Americans could lose the mayoral seat in Atlanta, Georgia, especially if there is a run-off," the memo reads. "Time is of the essence because in order to defeat a [Mary] Norwood (white) mayoral candidacy we have to get out now and work in a manner to defeat her without a runoff, and the key is a significant Black turnout in the general election…"
So what happened Nov. 3? Norwood was forced into a Dec. 1 runoff, and though many African Americans can't believe what they are seeing, she has a better than likely chance of being elected the first white mayor in more than three decades.
I want to see her birth certificate! How do we know she wasn't born in Scandanavia?! I heard from someone my cousin works with that she's a secret Episcopalian!