Friday, September 05, 2008
Racism or just stupidity!!!!!!
So here we go…after 7 months of back and forth Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick “Mayor Bling Bling” the youngest Mayor in Detroit city history and someone who a lot of Detroit residents put a lot of hope into has resigned in disgrace.
“Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick -- who once said God chose him to lead his hometown and pledged to Detroiters "I would never quit on you" -- resigned Thursday, bringing an ignominious end to what once seemed like a career without limits.
In a standing-room-only Detroit courtroom, Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to felony charges in his perjury case and no contest in his assault case, ending his steadfast refusal to resign amid a scandal that only grew in intensity over the past eight months.
"I lied under oath," Kilpatrick told Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner, almost echoing the Free Press headline in January that sparked the mayor's text message scandal.
Under the terms of his deal, Kilpatrick will spend four months in jail, forfeit his law license and his pension from the state Legislature, pay up to $1 million in restitution and serve 5 years of probation. He will leave office Sept. 18 and has promised not to run for office while on probation.”
I think the most upsetting aspect of this story is not the downfall of a black leader who thought that just because his Caucasian American counterparts could get away with foolishness he could as well. I think it is the screams of racism that I keep reading about. Does racism exist? Yes it sure does this country was built on that. That is not an angry rant that is just the truth which can be proven by any history book. This is the story of someone who broke the law because he thought he was above the law. He had power and abused it. So please guys, while racism is real and true in our society, it is not the case every time a black man goes down.