RALEIGH – It used to be couched in the language of ‘diversity,’ and politicians have often patted themselves on the back for elevating the ‘First [insert minority here]’ to a particular position. Nowadays, it’s not quite so nuanced; politicians are now specifically appointing African-Americans to positions because they are black, as a form of racial equity.
Welcome to Racism 101.
Raleigh Mayor Mary Ann Baldwin, faced with, along with her woke city council, filling a vacancy on said council, has appointed a black woman to fill the seat as a gesture of racial equity to make up for ‘200 years of racism.’
She may be taking the ‘Fight fire with fire’ idiom a little too far in this case.
The seat was empty because it’s former occupant resigned in disgrace after sexual assault allegations, right on the heels of him cheering on the wanton destruction of his city by the Mob.
“[…] “We have a moment to do something that no one has ever done before,” Baldwin said. “And that is really to build on our equity issue and to build justice for all.”
Baldwin said Raleigh can not overturn 200 years of racism in just a few weeks but that the city is “committed to action.”
One step toward racial equity is appointing Stormie Denise Forte to the Raleigh City Council, Baldwin said. Forte, who fills the District D position vacated by Saige Martin, is the first African-American woman to serve on the council.
“While I’m proud of that, I’m not proud that it took this long,” Baldwin said.[…]”
We’ve no doubt that Ms. Forte is qualified to be a council member, or that she may have been chosen for the vacancy purely on political leanings in the increasingly blue City of Oaks, or that she will be reelected by the same constituency that propelled the last Radical Leftist to occupy the seat.
But to cite racial equity as one of the primary reasons to appoint a black person to the position is means the decision was made by focusing on race. It means that other contenders, who’ve the wrong shade of skin, were specifically discounted because of that skin. It means that the Raleigh mayor has adopted the morally bankrupt ideology of Critical Theory that not only doesn’t stifle racism, it demands it.
The world is upside down.