A long-shot mayoral candidate for Charlotte, North Carolina recently posted her qualifications to Facebook. According to the Facebook post from her personal account that no longer exists, Kimberley Paige Barnette is white. Her skin color is in her top three qualifications. Seriously:
VOTE FOR ME! REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL.
Notice she also listed “traditional” as a qualification, but we’re fairly certain that’s just a euphemism for “white.”
Gee, we wonder to which base she’s pandering? It’s fucking sad that in Trump’s America 2017, racists can’t hide their racism like they did back in the 90s and early 2000s. They flaunt it like new money and it’s fucking disgusting.
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During a recent debate for a Charlotte PBS station, WTVI, Barnette was asked how the city could help its lower-income residents. Her reply only emphasized the idea that this woman should never, ever run for mayor in any town in any state. She said,
I don’t think we should encourage more lower-income people to [come to] Charlotte. We should attract higher-income people.
Ummm. What? Not only did she misunderstand the question, but she basically said she doesn’t like poor people. A racist, elitist mayoral candidate who is decidedly NOT smart doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell. Oh, wait – that’s what we said about Trump, too.
Any candidate who mentions their race as a qualification for public office should be automatically disqualified. This woman needs to crawl back under the rock she slithered out from under. Asking if she is the product of a Trump America would be like asking the chicken-egg question. Either way, the two are interconnected and we are not impressed.