Edgecombe County Democratic Party meets to replace Gladys Shelton treasurer post. Part 1 Talking about Diversity
First of all where were the Tarboro Daily Southerner and the Rocky Mount Telegram? But just wait .....
It never seems to amaze me how the safe Negroes in organizations such as within the Democratic Party respond to the cause. Tonight the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee met to replace the treasurers post due to Ms. Shelton being appointed to the Edgecombe County Board of Elections.
Ms. Shelton asked that the committee try to nominate a white person to feel her position. The Democratic Party Plan of Organization ask that diversity be a factor during a regular meeting to elect officers. Tonight was a little different because the plan says you do not have to consider the plan when filling an unexpired term. Ms. Shelton was so concerned about her position being filled by a white person but no one from the white community was interested in accepting the post.
There were no nominations except coming from the vice chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs (black) who nominated a black female who was the 3rd Vice Chair to fill the vacancy of the treasurer leaving her post open. There were no nominations until Rocky Mount Councilman Reuben Blackwell (black) nominated Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight (38 yrs. old) (black) for 3rd Vice Chair. Rev. Higgs then nominated Ruth Cherry an elderly white female who just happens to be Edgecombe County Commissioner T.C. Cherry's sister. And then we talk about getting young folks involved. Oh hell no that ain't happening because of the games being played.
Here in Edgecombe County the Senate District 3 seat was created for black representation and I be damned if diversity was taken in consideration by the Democrats because if it was we would have voted for the black candidate in 2002 and 2004 but the record do not support such. I say the hell with diversity within the Edgecombe County Democratic Party if we are not going to use the same energy to reflect all elections, appointments and etc. where black folks are not given the opportunity to serve. I guess you would say The Political Agitator is mad and I would respond by saying you are damn right. Until we speak Truth to Power nothing will change.
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Part 2 Edgecombe County Democratic Party meets to replace Gladys Shelton treasurer post. Talking about Diversity