A Racist Texas Politician? Well What a ‘Surprise’

trubeA Texas councilwoman is dismissing calls for her to resign after audio leaked of her talking about getting “those blacks off the school board.” And not only is she not stepping down, but she actually defended her remarks by calling them her “honest opinion.”

Connie Trube was caught on tape talking to someone about the problems with a local school community. She said, “It’s not going to get any better until you get those blacks off the school board…. She really turned black… She got on the school board with the rest of the blacks and they all just ganged up and that’s why the school system has gone to hell.”

At a recent public meeting, residents called on Trube to resign for making offensive remarks. However, Trube is refusing those calls and explained, “What is on the tape is nothing more than me stating my honest opinion and I don’t back down from that.”

She evidently doesn’t comprehend that her racism is astonishingly inappropriate and evil.  She is, though, a politician.  From Texas…

2 thoughts on “A Racist Texas Politician? Well What a ‘Surprise’

  1. Ken Leonard 12 Jun 2014 at 10:41 pm

    A police committee member in Wolfeboro, NH was overheard in a similar conversation, using a term in reference to Pres. Obama’s skin color. He said that he was going to hang on, too.

    He resigned a couple of days later.

    He defended it as honest, and some defended him saying it was a private conversation (held in a public restaurant, though, and loud enough to be overheard).

    These people are sick.


  2. Milton Almeida - The Grace Ambassador 13 Jun 2014 at 11:01 am

    As much as it is despicable, repulsive, sickening and all that is bad to mention the ethnicity of a group as the reason to impugn it, it is just as despicable, repulsive and sickening for a group, majority or minority, based on ethnicity, political position, sexual preference or religion, economical power or lack thereof, to procure their sole interest among society if that interest can only be met with the resources and assets of others and when said resources and assets and wholesome traditions are garnished with the power of the gun, through government legislation and courts. When that happens, often, in rage, a group may be named in the worst manner possible. Only those who have not been harmed by a group, in a direct way, have never felt such a rage and never felt tempted to push back by offending in the most irrational and inhumane way. It is not a justification, it is deserving of due punishment for we have to be able to express our grievances for the grievances sake and not the griever!


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