Mary Norwood Caught On Tape Stereotyping Black Atlanta Citizens
With the City of Atlanta’s big Mayoral election approaching tomorrow, a new scandal may have sealed the nail in the coffin for white Republican candidate Mary Norwood.
According to an exclusive from Rolling Out, an old recording of a meeting between Norwood and the Buckhead Young Republicans — which she explicitly asked NOT be recorded — reveals some questionable racist language that she used while discussing her 2009 loss to Mayor Kasim Reed by a mere 700 votes.
Norwood was caught insinuating that the votes in question were due to voter fraud, particularly fraudulent votes from African American citizens, whom she referred to as “felons” who were likely “getting money from the government.”
T.I. and other artists have publicized the clip via social media:
“It’s a lot harder to drive a van with six felons, you know guys who are going to commit felonies by voting illegally, if somebody’s watching…
So what happened was, they knocked on the door Saturday night, and said, ‘Jimmy Johnson, you are out here in Mableton, and we are glad for you. And you’re getting money from the government. But you’re still registered on Henry Thomas Drive. And we just need you to come back in on Tuesday and vote on Henry Thomas Drive.”
SMH. Atlanta hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1877, and no non-Black mayor since 1974. If this is how the opposing candidates think, it isn’t too hard to see why that is the case…