What difference does it make what color skin the person has that is elected to lead a city that is on life support? The only thing that should matter is that the person is capable, intelligent, can lead and has integrity. Now, if that person is a bow-legged, one eyed, red headed with freckles and no teeth; so be it.
There is a similar argument going on with regard to one of the HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Alcorn State University in Mississippi recently hired a white person to take over its football program. This is a program that has lost so much, they probably could not spell ‘W-I-N’ if you spotted them the first two letters. But be that as it may, there are people whining over whether or not a white person is the right hire.
Let me let the ignorant and moronic in on a little secret. College sports at the Division 1 level is about wins and losses. You win, you live to coach another day. If there are more losses than wins, you job hop like a teenager going from fast food chain to fast food chain and earning a living. Now, the administrators, students and alumni could care less if a martian was at the helm of the team as long as they are winning. So why is it that there are those who feel that only a black person should serve in the head coaching role at a predominately black institution?
Black kids have been coached by white men in every sport, regardless of what level they have competed at. The only concern about who is at the helm should be that the person selected to coach the young men is just as concerned about them graduating as they are about making them good upstanding citizens in society. So, regardless as to whether or not the person is black, white, green, purple or orange; what is the end game with regard to expectations?
The same goes with regard to this nonsensical pontification going on about what color the person’s skin is that is elected to lead the city of Detroit. Blacks have been voting for white politicians since like forever. But now all of a sudden, the only person capable of running Detroit is a person of a darker hue and skin pigmentation? First and foremost, there should not be any talk about the color of one’s skin. The bottom-line is that it is about getting the job done and turning the city around from the joke that it currently is. If that person that wins next November is black or white, what freaking difference does it really make in the big scheme of things?
So for those that want to focus specifically on the credentials based on the color of skin, get a life. Based on what has transpired lately in Detroit with regard to the election process, maybe the focus should be focused on electing some other form of mammal to lead the folks there.