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Thursday, October 13, 2005

"The Brothers & Sisters Are Running This City"

"Let me tell you: The brothers and sisters are running this city! Oh yes, running it! Don't let nobody fool you; we are in charge of the City of Brotherly Love. We are in charge!" 

These words were spoken by Philadelphia mayor John Street in 2002. 

Can you imagine a white mayor of Philly speaking in a public forum about how the "white folks are running this town"? 

Philly has become a racially polarized town, no matter what the PC folks at the local Chamber of Commerce try to sell you. 39% white, 38% black as it's twin racial majorities. 

In the current local politically ultra-liberal climate, take it from a lifelong resident and city employee, thus someone who can't leave without losing their job: Philadelphia - A nice place to visit, but you wouldn't wanta live here.


Jessica said...

I hope that he didn't really say that in that context.

Matt Veasey said...

Yes, he really said that in just that exact context in a speech in front of the local chapter of the NAACP back in 2002. Just punch the wording into your web browser, and related articles will come up. What a piece of garbage. No wonder this city is going to hell in a hurry over the past couple decades. First Bad Wilson Goode, then Fast Eddie Rendell, now this guy. Unbelievable. But it's what the majority in this town, the LIBS, want, so I hope they are enjoying it. I do my best everyday in spite.

D. Maria said...

Matt, I'm surprised at the percentages; in all honesty, I thought there were far more black people then white.