Skip to comments.White congressional candidate wants to participate in forum, she can’t because she’s not black
Posted on 06/02/2010 7:39:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Because Liz Carter is white, shes banned from debating Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson and the other black candidates running for his Georgia congressional seat at a candidate forum in Atlanta tonight.
The forum, moderated by Newsmakers Live, is solely for the black Republicans and Democrats running for Johnsons 4th Congressional District seat, Carter took to the Internet to say.
Carter, a Republican, expressed her disappointment on Twitter Wednesday, asking, What happened to diversity?
We called them, we asked to participate, said Carters campaign manager, Cheryl Prater. But she said Newsmaker Lives event moderator, Maynard Eaton, told the campaign that because Carter is white, shes only allowed to sit in the audience and not participate.
Newsmakers Live is a black media organization, which according to its website has a global urbane perspective and publishes a weekly journal and video show that embodies a unique infotainment concept that specializes in intense interviewing of prominent personalities and political figures. Its website includes videos titled, Are Black Babies An Endangered Species, and Moving African-American Businesses to the Next Level.
Maynard, the editor-in-chief of Newsmakers Live, did not immediately respond to a request for comment by e-mail. But a flier advertising the events guests only shows the photos of the three black Democrats and one black Republican running for the seat: Hank Johnson,Vernon Jones and Connie Stokes, all Democrats, and Republican candidate Cory Ruth.
By inviting this black Republican, theyve made it racial, said Prater. There are a couple other white candidates who were not invited to the program, Prater said.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
What happened to “diversity”?
Don’t you understand? Just like “civil rights” it was NEVER expected to apply to white rights.
Wow! and these people represent who?
Sounds like racial discrimination to me.
White people are the new n*****s.
When will white people finally be able to sue for discrimination?
The good news is that Hank Johnson will not have to defend the overturned Guam.
That’s racism straight up
She ain’t got the complexion for the protection.
This is news?Its always been this way but just try to have an all white miss america or something along those lines and watch all hell break loose.
“We don’t want your kind around here.”
Does the FEC cover this type of activity?
Diversity? This dim bulb thinks her white skin and her American-American culture is a part of the Left’s “diversity”? Where has she been? Did she notice that everyone has a tribal race structure of power but her? Did she notice that everyone has civil rights but her?
I have had other races represent me and my family and many did quite well. Too bad Dr. King isn't around to straighten some people out.
Only Blacks are allowed to discriminate.
A friend of mine worked at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.
This center hosts many black events. On one occasion an event organizer asked the center for BLACK ONLY wait staff for a specific event. Essentially they didn’t want white people anywhere near the place.
The Freedom Center declined their request as it went against the spirit of the facility.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.