“Tiki Torch Bearers Beware” should be a billboard posted in the entry of Charlottesville, Va.
The next time white nationalists consider bombarding the city with a racist-based campaign, they will realize that they just put a black woman in office with locs to change a fractured city.
Last week, Charlottesville made history with two firsts. The city’s voters elected their first independent who is also the first African American female mayor, Nakuyah Walker.
Walker ran with the slogan “unmasking the reality,” a concept in which she said that Charlottesville operated in a duality that they could no longer ignore.
For Walker, the city in which she grew up, has to deal with an ugly past and the current polarizing experiences. On one hand, Charlottesville boasts of an affluent, educated class. While the other population lives in poverty and under-representation. Guess which side is the white one?