North Carolina Democrat Says County Should Not Hire White Men… Shocked When People Have A Problem With This…

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Normally racism against whites is completely ignored, this is the exception, not the rule.

Via Charlotte Observer:

A Mecklenburg County commissioner is under fire for making statements with racial overtones that have some people calling for removal – or at least a reprimand.

This time, it’s not Bill James, the longtime Republican commissioner who’s been known to utter divisive remarks.

It’s Kim Ratliff, the board’s Democratic vice chairwoman, who told WBTV that she’d prefer commissioners not choose a “white male” to be the next county manager.

In the first story, aired Friday, Ratliff, who is black, said the county needs a manager who is “a nonwhite male who can have good working relations with all people.”

A second story, aired Monday, had Ratliff standing by her statement, though she said she may not have used the right choice of words.

On Wednesday, Ratliff told the Observer that her remarks were “taken out of context” and that her intentions weren’t to cut white men out of the application process.

“I was saying I want all types of people to apply, not just white men. And black men,” she said. “We know they are going to apply. I want women to take a shot at it. We have a lot of women in leadership roles across the country. But a lot of times when positions come open, women are apprehensive about stepping up.

“I will support the next county manager, whoever it is.” The controversy comes as Mecklenburg begins the search for a new county manager to replace longtime manager Harry Jones, who is black. The board fired Jones on May 7. Ratliff voted against the firing.

Commissioners hope to announce Jones’ successor by mid-October.

Ratliff had told board Chairwoman Pat Cotham, a Democrat, that she wanted to lead a four-commissioner search committee that would help establish a list of worthy candidates for the board to interview. The entire board will vote on the new hire.

In the end, Cotham not only didn’t let Ratliff chair the committee but left her off altogether. Instead, Cotham chairs the committee, saying she has experience recruiting executives.

It was clear the snub upset Ratliff. She’s openly chided Cotham for not appointing her to committees in emails to commissioners and at a Mecklenburg Democratic Party meeting two weeks ago.

Commissioner George Dunlap, a Democrat, said he talked to Ratliff and was satisfied that her intent wasn’t to discriminate against white men.

“I think … Kim believes the county needs a new manager who will be fair to everybody in this community, irrespective of what color or gender that person is,” Dunlap said. “I don’t think she’d be bothered one bit to hire a white man if she thought that person would be fair and responsive to the community.”

Dunlap said he found it “curious” that no one raised a stink over comments that James has made in the past. “Where were these people when commissioner James was making his racial statements?”

‘She’s a decision-maker’

On the contrary, James, who is white, stirred up significant community outrage when he used inflammatory language about urban blacks living “in a moral sewer full of promiscuity.” That statement drew a censure from 20 influential Republicans, including then-Mayor Pat McCrory and two other former mayors.

At the time, Jones condemned James, saying the comment smacked of “racism in the highest form.”

James also took shots at illegal immigrants, calling them criminals like “prostitutes and drug dealers,” and homosexuals, calling them “sexual predators.”

His anti-gay remark drew threats, James said. The board also considered reprimanding him but in the end didn’t. Instead, commissioners passed a resolution calling for tolerance and respect for diversity. The vote was unanimous, including James voting for the resolution.

This week, James said his past remarks were a reaction to issues the board was debating and “they were based on facts.”

“If I make a connection to the breakdown in the family and the damage it does to kids, that’s a fact,” James said. “What Kim said is her opinion, and that would be fine if she was just sitting on the sidelines. But she’s a decision-maker. When you’re one of nine people making that decision and you automatically prejudge and don’t want someone of a particular race – a nonwhite male – you’re going to get people upset.”

James said he didn’t think the board could remove Ratliff “because they disagree with speech. She said this to a reporter. She’s entitled to her opinion.”

He said if he or a Republican commissioner had said that the next county manager “shouldn’t be a black man, it would have reverberated across the country. There’d be massive protests by the NAACP and the Black Political Caucus.

“There’s a classic double standard at work here.”

‘I am not a racist’

That’s not entirely true. Since the Ratliff interviews aired on WBTV, residents have voiced their outrage. Dozens have emailed commissioners, or reporters. A few have posted comments on Ratliff’s commissioner Facebook page calling for her to resign.

“Your original comment toward white men in Mecklenburg County was racist and unacceptable,” Jennifer Taite of Charlotte posted on Ratliff’s Facebook page. “… Shockingly, you still stand by your comment!”

To Taite’s post, Ratliff responded: “I am not a racist.”

Another woman posted that Ratliff was elected at-large to “serve ALL the people, not just others than non-white males.”

On the same page, a third woman posted that Ratliff should be removed from the board. Ratliff responded: “It’s amazing the women don’t get it.”

Some of Ratliff’s colleagues said they are concerned about the impact her statements will have on Mecklenburg’s image and whether they could expose the county to a lawsuit.

The board plans to discuss the legal ramifications with County Attorney Marvin Bethune in closed session on Tuesday.

Cotham said she’s received at least 60 emails from residents, many expressing those concerns.

“Her statement was very inappropriate; so blatant,” she said. “In this day and age, to have someone say that was just shocking and very unfortunate.”

Cotham said she hoped Ratliff would recuse herself from the board’s vote on the county manager.

Ratliff said she doesn’t see the need to apologize, because “whether this has been good or bad, it got the community engaged.”

She said she’s received about 30 emails and responded to each. One white man, she said, emailed that he thought she “shouldn’t be representing our citizens.”

After Ratliff wrote back and explained her comments, he replied that he appreciated her response and they decided to meet for coffee, she said.

“This is a diverse county,” she said. “We should all have a voice at the table and be heard.” Some commissioners fear the controversy could discourage qualified applicants from seeking the job.

Republican Matthew Ridenhour said commissioners ought to be able to “weigh in” on decisions, but “understand that our words carry weight.”

“It sounded like she was prequalifying candidates,” Ridenhour said. “It doesn’t matter what gender or race or religion a candidate is. I just want the best person who can effectively manage a county with a nearly $2 billion budget and 4,000 employees.”

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Donna Moran says:

She needs to go apology not accepted.

Sheila Riley says:

Shame on you Kim

Donna Moran says:

She needs to go apology not accepted.

Wendy Fjelstad says:

Ratliff doesn’t see any problem with her racist and sexist statement. She won’t acknowledge and apologize for any harm done. She seeks to avoid responsibility and accountability. Is this the kind of person the people of Mecklenburg County want to represent them in a leadership role? At the very least Ratliff should be recused (cut out) from participating in the selection process for a new manager.

Sandra L. Figueroa says:

She's a RACIST and NEEDS to be FIRED….WHITE & MAN are 2 separate racist comments…….STOP BEING A HYPOCRITE~Paula DEEN voiced her opinion too and was called a RACIST…Reap what you sow! her's was 20 plus years ago…yours was yesterday…… your FIRED~

Jerry Baker says:

The Deen story is a simple one , she made a racial slur all the other allegation of previous thing said or done are just that.I am sick of this being a one way street of political correctness. The left has made a living about compartmentalizing everyone and everything it needs to stop!

Merv Wiltshire says:

Now here's an appropriate place for a racial slur!

Paul Phipps says:

Everyone should boycott all stores that dropped Paula Dean.im sick of all these black loving idiots that only want it their way, it's funny they can call us Crackers all day and that's ok with the LIBtard bunch, but have a white women say the N word 27 years ago and get run out of town is pure Obama bullshit

Tom Hoffner says:

We take guns from the Blacks and we pretty much have gun control IN control.

Another racist. This black racist needs to be removed from office and charges filed against her for her crimes. I don't accept racism from anyone and if you are black it makes no difference to me. As a matter of fact if citizens allow this racist to go unpunished it will be because they are racist. Throw this black racist in prison!

susan shore says:

White people are not the racist ones in this country. Everything that deals with racism seems to come from people of color. Why don’t your people get over it.????????? White people could care less what color your skin is…..it’s what is inside of your heart that counts with us.

Teresa Lopez says:

and she is probably leading the charge amonst her friends and co workers daming Paula deen too.. This woman is more racist than anything I have heard lately than scarier yet, she is in politics.. She needs to be run out of politics.

Cheryl Stewart Turckes says:

everyone should write and demand she be fired for that racist statement.

Cheryl Stewart Turckes says:

remove that stupid racist bitch all together she does not deserve her job start protesting to get her fired she is a racist and that statement was racist and out of line (fire her now!)

Ron Torrisi says:

fuck this bitch!

Debbie Best says:

Here's a novel idea: How about just hiring people based on their qualifications?

William Girardier says:

the only thing a black person can run is their mouths,,, they ruin everything they touch, look around.

Valerie Parkhurst says:

ya might want to let this board know what you think..
http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOCC/MeetTheBoard/Pages/default.aspx

Valerie Parkhurst says:

It appears that since Obama has become President the Black community feels its an open season on whites. Payback so to speak. There is no one group of people who collectivley are more racist than blacks. With Obama in the drivers seat, they feel no need to hide it. This is reverse discrimination at its finest. This broad singlehandedly set back race relations 60 years in her community, At some point people are going to have to stop apologising for being white and recall legislators who are just too plain stupid to hide they were an affirmative action hire.

keep those 'creepy ass crackas' out…

go to her wall and let her KNOW how you feel about her racism…

Just pointing out color is racist on her part!

Bill Adelman says:

It has nothing to do with Paula Dean. This woman spoke out that she does not want to hire a white male for the job. That is 100% discriminatory, no matter how you look at it. If she made this remark in her official capacity, she is unfit and should be removed. If racial discrimination is wrong in forward, it is wrong in reverse. I am sick and tired of people making remarks and getting a free ride, while others pay through the nose. Right is right and wrong is wrong. If she has an ounce of self-respect, she will step down at once.

Jeff Carver says:

Racism KNOWS NO SKIN COLOR, it is color blind,,,,,,

If she had any self respect, she wouldn't have said what she said in the first place. It's all about entitlement … and Whitey is going to pay.

Taking her cues from the ANC?

Taking her cues from the ANC?

Shocked that the community is standing up and being heard. She claims it wasn't meant the way it came out, but the apology only came after the backlash of her blatantly racists comments. If it were hinted to it'd be different, if it were a sly innuendo it may be different, but this was a very blatant statement in which the words came out of her mouth "not to hire a WHITE MAN" Now she is back pedaling so hard to try to turn her words into something else, but I think what she said is what she really meant and now is just trying to save her job. KIM RATLIFF SHOULD BE FIRED FOR HER BLATANT COMMENTS AGAINST MEN AND WHITES!

Write commissioner Kim Ratliff and tell her what you think of her comments that the next county manager should not be a white male.

Contact Commissioner Ratliff:
704-336-2641
Kim.Ratliff@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

Keith Poage says:

Tell that to Paula Deen

Shocked that the community is standing up and being heard. She claims it wasn't meant the way it came out, but the apology only came after the backlash of her blatantly racists comments. If it were hinted to it'd be different, if it were a sly innuendo it may be different, but this was a very blatant statement in which the words came out of her mouth "not to hire a WHITE MAN" Now she is back pedaling so hard to try to turn her words into something else, but I think what she said is what she really meant and now is just trying to save her job. KIM RATLIFF SHOULD BE FIRED FOR HER BLATANT COMMENTS AGAINST MEN AND WHITES!

Write commissioner Kim Ratliff and tell her what you think of her comments that the next county manager should not be a white male.

Contact Commissioner Ratliff:
704-336-2641
Kim.Ratliff@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

I see how much of a "rush" the Obama worshipers are in removing their god from Washington for all the remarks he made in '08.

Mauricio Carvallan says:

Our dying Country is being run by a Racist, Homosexual, Illegal Alien Fascists. and the way to deal with it NOOSES AND BULLETS, PERIOD! My Country Will rise from her knees very soon!

As a White Female Democrat would it be racist of me to have said that? Maybe sexist? I have said, many times, I would like to see most of the White Males in power replaced by anything other than White Males. If she was a White Male and believed that a White Male would be an unlikely match for the County would anyone care. Stereotypes are used by everyone, everyday , based on personal experience, to thin out choices in important decisions. What is really important is her track record and if you believe her motive to be what she thinks is best for the county. She doesn't have to be right or politically correct to do a good job. I bet everyone on the committee has a type preference. At least she was upfront and honest. Now if she was overheard planning an event where she wanted only White Males in shorts serving her guests- that might be an issue. Wait, that sounds like fun ;-).

here write to the board of commissioners to Fire this commissioner.

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/admin/Pages/ContactForm.aspx?agcy=853

Ilse Bent says:

She needs to be fired, this is racism first degree.

Bo Tanner says:

This bitch still has a job ??????

I say "FIRE" this idiot because that would be EQUAL treatment under the law. Look at what happened to Paula Dean over 30 years ago. Paula did thousands of great things. This fool should be FINED and FIRED. That's what I have to say!

Tonya Durham says:

people may not realize that their are black people that are racist just as they are white people that are racist…. if this country still lived by the word of god then none of this would be an issue…because if u love others as u love Christ then there is no room for hatred…there would also be forgiveness in everyones heart…now if the press would give it a rest then maybe our country would start worrying the REAL PROBLEMS that we face on a daily basis…this thing going on with Paula is nothing compared to the unemployment rates…our countries financial problems…healthcare or all americans regardless of insurance…and the fact that we still have so many service men being killed for trying to keep this country safe and free..these are just some of the problems that need to be addressed in this country..so please people give all of this other stuff a rest… may God have mercy on this country.

Jay Oliver says:

there should be no where on an app. that shows race or sex!

Angie Robinett Thompson says:

Fire her and fire her NOW! She is a racist; no excuses accepted anymore from people making racist comments. FIRE HER!

Ratliff, is not a leader. Kick her to the curb. Excuses are not an option but the community college has a class for speaking to the public.

Thomas Barrett says:

I'm almost certain the state run media race bait peeps will be all over this..

Bruce Keyes says:

Its always ok these days to attack white men, and nobody ever stands up and defends them, I discussed by these leaches and pigs who call themselves public servants..

Amy DeLucca says:

racist bitch funny how she will get away with it paula did it 30 years ago and she is getting hell lost job but this bitch can say about the people who put her pay check in her hands firer her see this shit has got to end, if we don't allow none workers and none tax payers to vote bet they wouldn't have them jobs time to clean house with these kind of stupid people and we wonder why racism is still around cuz of people like this , if we even called her black it would be racist and everyone would be up my ass but she will say what she wants and nothing will be done and its because she said it about white people just like obama can so glad we get fucked by them but we can keep paying taxes for them to get a paycheck nothing like paying someone who hates us.

Dennis New says:

Her intent is to not have a "white man" if that's not racist I don't know what is. How stupid can people be! But since she's a black democrat female, it's ok! WTH is wrong with the people in the area where she is elected. WAKE UP throw her ass out!

Cheryle Dean says:

Personally I think she should be fired on the spot! Her comments are totally out of line and I feel every white person should be offended by her remarks. I know something like that would never and I mean NEVER fly in my county seat!

Audieleon Green says:

Call me ray-sis this woman looks kinda like a gorilla! SORRY GORILLA'S

Wow what a way to bring a honky down. Yep I say she is a racist.

Wow what a way to bring a honky down. Yep I say she is a racist.

I always believe that if it comes out of your mouth it is in your heart, even if you go back and try to say that isn't what you meant it is only because you re-evaluated and realized you were wrong to let it come out. But it was still in your heart or it never would have left your lips.

Rather difference between black and whites on facials issues are, blacks are chopping at the bit to raise hell at the least provocation. Whites, like y'all will just complain and take no concerted action. That's why George Soros and the liberal progressives are poised to take over NC and make it a blue state. It's coming folks!

yeah she is racist, but she is black(that is allowed).Paula Dean says something 20 years ago and is crucified for it.Any time we disagree with a black person, even on the color of the sky we are labeled racist.Double standards.

John Mullis says:

Looks and sounds like reconstruction after the war when whites were not allowed to vote, hold office, go to church if they disobeyed these orders by the freedmans or radical republicans they were lynched, this is no longer taught in public schools and ignored by the naacp but is still chronicaled in the library of congress.The public school system wants history to repeat itself in a most destructive way and manner.

She said what she said…and then tried to talk her way out of the shitstorm she caused. Pathetic.

Ruben Cannon says:

Stupid crap from stupid folks!

Don Pace says:

Who is this FAT TUB OF SHIT NIGGER? Usually, THEY are fat tubs of shit nigger women who get that way layin on their FAT breeding asses…Piece of DOG SHIOTs….

Guy Michael Welsher says:

Really dude that's how you talk? You make me ashamed to be white.

Paddy Martin says:

"Ratliff told the Observer that her remarks were “taken out of context” and that her intentions weren’t to cut white men out of the application process." I understood your context very clearly Ms. Ratliff!

Those Niggers should be held accountable to the same standard as white people.

Katy AndBailey Feeback says:

All These Assholes Are Racist But They Try To Be "Politically Correct" So They Don't SEEM Like Assholes.. #JusticeForPaula!

Steve Moore says:

Could this be a black Paula Deen? No, Don't tell me so!

Charles Brown says:

these black are cornering all the good jobs suspend and remove her pay today let them know this racial crap will not be tolerated by the white public blacks are getting out of hand and are doing stupid stuff to help destroy the workforce and the country get them gone who belive like her now in my work they have over hired because of a black women all blacks and 2 whites in a whole company and its a messed up world to work in and the main company is losing money left and right hopefully they willl soon see and fire the lazy asswipes just sitting around and punking out the whites wanting them to leave their jobs hate in the work place this article is a perime example and black females are the worst of the worst.

Charles Brown says:

these black are cornering all the good jobs suspend and remove her pay today let them know this racial crap will not be tolerated by the white public blacks are getting out of hand and are doing stupid stuff to help destroy the workforce and the country get them gone who belive like her now in my work they have over hired because of a black women all blacks and 2 whites in a whole company and its a messed up world to work in and the main company is losing money left and right hopefully they willl soon see and fire the lazy asswipes just sitting around and punking out the whites wanting them to leave their jobs hate in the work place this article is a perime example and black females are the worst of the worst.

Daniel Glenn says:

if I said the same thing I would have called me a racist and they would have start a protest…and don't say it won't happen I live in New Orleans happens everyday :/
My friend lost her job just because she asked the customer if she wanted to pay with food stamps.

Daniel Glenn says:

if I said the same thing I would have called me a racist and they would have start a protest…and don't say it won't happen I live in New Orleans happens everyday :/
My friend lost her job just because she asked the customer if she wanted to pay with food stamps.

Klaus Carr says:

It's a shame. Let a white man or woman make any "perceived" racist action or comment ( even if it's 30 years ago) and the tar, feathers, pitchforks and torches come out ready to storm their house. Let a black man or woman make a blatant racial action or comment and the "excuse" wagons circle around them. Want another example how "warped" this country has become? In New York, Anthony Weiner, who disgraced and exposed himself naked is poised to become New York City's next mayor. He is leading in the Polls ( no pun intended). This whole country is turning into a bad version of Alice In Wonderland where everything is topsy turvy and nothing makes sense.

Klaus Carr says:

It's a shame. Let a white man or woman make any "perceived" racist action or comment ( even if it's 30 years ago) and the tar, feathers, pitchforks and torches come out ready to storm their house. Let a black man or woman make a blatant racial action or comment and the "excuse" wagons circle around them. Want another example how "warped" this country has become? In New York, Anthony Weiner, who disgraced and exposed himself naked is poised to become New York City's next mayor. He is leading in the Polls ( no pun intended). This whole country is turning into a bad version of Alice In Wonderland where everything is topsy turvy and nothing makes sense.

That Nappy Headed Ho's gotta go!

Pattie Hibbs Wilson says:

This skank needs to go! I am sick and tired of the double standards in this country regarding race. If your black you can say whatever the hell you want about anybody and it's "no big deal" or "justifiable." But a white person say anything and it's racism….Bull! Our government makes people racist by their actions. Whites work and pay taxes…many, many blacks (large percentage) sit on their butts and breed like rabbits. I live in a very black city where they freely talk about (in public) how they take advantage of the system…living for free. It's sickening and it needs to stop! If a black man can become president there is NO EXCUSE to keep giving handouts to black people because they believe they are some how ENTITLED! Smh…

Leann Bowen Wall says:

I see ignorance in her face.
just sayin

Terri Rote says:

I think we white people need to start our protest about dimscrimation against black if they can have a movement then so should white if blacks can carry signs hollering dimscrimation so can whites.

John Mercer says:

She's as dumb as Paula Deen…… she needs to go.

John Mercer says:

She's as dumb as Paula Deen…… she needs to go.

Douglas Williams says:

When have you seen a black person fired for racial remarks. The libs want it one way, their way. Time to use reverse discrimination and start firing black racists.

Chris Mitchell says:

Sounds like N.Carolina shouldn't allow ignorant racists to run for office.

Chris Mitchell says:

Sounds like N.Carolina shouldn't allow ignorant racists to run for office.

Jerry Luzak says:

Fire the racist scumbag.

Chris Ward says:

Kim Ratliff? or Radcliff?

this is just the new trend in politics. Type Sharon Brooks Hodge in facebook.

Gene White says:

NO NO NO SHE SHOULD BE FIRED LIKE PAULA DEAN,,,, NO EXCEPTIONS….HOW STUPID IS SHE….RACIST..

Mel Flaget says:

Crazy and sad, fire the woman. If her name was
Paula Dean she would be run out of town?

Cindy Barr Pocius says:

I am always amazed that people like this actually are elected. Given (even in her area) not to hire white men, would eliminate 60% of the work force.
Oh, never mind…..even Cynthia McKennie was not admonished when she said "were is the flag NASA put on Mars".

Keith Dasher says:

Throw her out in the street on her fat racist ass, along with Mochelle. Between bot of them they could fill a nice sized sinkhole.

Dennis E. Van Horn says:

Because people are idiots for buying into PC lynch mobs….if Deen goes , this idiot woman goes

I can't understand all the rage, I know plenty of white niggers too.

Sounds like someone needs to go back to school and finish school….. OR if she did finish school WHERE the Hell did she go… Not to Smart FIRE HER…

She used the wrong words? LOL She meant to say white cracker! Some black politicians never cease to amaze me.

Russell Hollen says:

She should be fired.

Melody Payne says:

And made to repeatedly apologize on every morning talk show! ;-)

There is mixed races of officials all in our country so why does she feel there should be any different. This is what I mean by stupidity because no one wants to do nothing to the blacks but us white people should pay for all we do wrong. Wake up America and realize we are a United country and not a SPLIT country. Everyone is EQUAL , Yes EQUAL and we need to wake up and realize it.

Fred Parker says:

Racist!

Jim Britt says:

She's probably a member of the black KKK, the NAACP.

I'm tired of political correctness and the woe is me black attitude. Your Pres is in office pitch your woes to him. Would you like a little cheese with your whine?

Shelia Lynn says:

She should be removed from her Job. No Reprimand, Removal. Time to Fire up the Emails, Make the Phone Calls, Demand Justice.

Donald Cook says:

I am a supporter of Paula Dean and will be the first to stand in line to defend her for her actions now and 30 years ago. Now either give her the job back or give her her own channel. GO PAULA. GO PAULA. GO PAULA

Donald Cook says:

Well well well. It seems that when it is on the other foot it is a whole different ball game. This crap is really getting out oh hand and is causing a lot of stupid and I'll feelings around this country. It doesn't matter what color u are as long as you are legal and u act like you are supposed to. U act like a n—– nomatter wwhat color then that is how u will be treated. Now stand up and act like you are supposed to. God bless america

Julie Loga Poyadou says:

blacks are racist against whites all the time and I am tired of the double standard, she should be brought to the spotlight as paula dean has.

Brenda Baker says:

Julie you are absolutely correct.

Justin Cole says:

Hey here is a awsome idea, choose someone actually qualified for the job and knows what they are doin. Obama is an excellent case, hired by race, but has no clue what he is doing

Brenda Baker says:

justin, LMAO…awesome idea…oh but wait, wouldn't that make us a racist!!! oh well who gives a shit..

That idiot needs to lose her job today!

Its sad how all of the sudden it is ok to be racist as long as you are not white. Pitiful.

I think everyone has missed the point period! The minority wanted equal rights of the white man. So we gave it to them and then some. Now that they have it they abuse their power knowing damn well if she is fired there will be a lawsuit of some sorts but if a white women or man made those same remarks they would have been fired. Double standard! I think if you truly want equality then they the minorities should be held to the same standard period. If you can go on a witch hunt with Paula Dean then you should go on a witch hunt for this racist black woman.

Roy Watson says:

what a damn IDIOT…she gets paid by the state on NC and its o k to be racist but not Paula Dean….Blacks are more racist than any white…but that's seems to go unnoticed…she needs to be kicked out of office with no retirement.. let her hunt a job…

Brenda Baker says:

roy you are so damn right, but until the white race starts standing up for THEIR self again this will NOT STOP…

None of this is never going to change until EVERYONE stops seeing people as white men, black men, white women, yellow women, red men, etc., and starts seeing people as people. Doesn't matter WHO it is, if they are the best candidate for the job, then they should get the job. Even if it IS a white man.

*ever. (Always read your post before posting! ;) )

David Dennis says:

progressives at full bore.

I believe this woman should be kick out of her job for useing the White Men word.

James McKinnis says:

What about people with brains applying–there should be a vacancy as Mecklenburg County Democratic vice chair available as the previous individual is absent a brain.

Jim Speed says:

This woman needs to be REMOVED.. plain & simple. Let a white man say that it shouldn't be a BLACK appointed to the position and everything would go nuclear.

She is a RACIST and is TOO Ignorant to even KNOW IT…

I had an argument with my husband last night regarding PC. His take is we have to play the game. My take is we need to STOP playing the game. If enough people stop playing the PC move we would have less PC!

Have to disagree with the hubby and agree with you. This shit needs to end.

Emily Mulheran says:

Agreed. PC is born of something linguists and grammarians call "euphemistic speech" which is employed to make a subject more palatable and less disturbing to our conscience. Example…our military says "target" rather than "person" to make it less disturbing when a soldier is forced to act with deadly force…it saves him feeling guilt over killing another human. Euphemistic speech is important in cases like that lest soldiers' consciences make them hesitate and end up the dead one…it is essential to continuing the mission. HOWEVER euphemistic speech makes it easier to lie or distort the truth….such as using the word "amnesty" which sounds reasonable and like something good for people when the gov KNOWS that illegal immigration will ruin our economy etc. Since being euphemistic speech at its core, PC hides the truth from us so that our perceptions are eventually convinced that avoiding offending ANYONE is necessary. Basically it distorts truth and enslaves concepts so that the mind heart whatever makes the pill easier to swallow….ask yourself what truth is being sugar coated and why…then you may see what those who speak and act PC are REALLY trying to make you accept…..jmho

Donna Laczynski Simek says:

Like what you said….you need to run for an office.

Chris Webber says:

Political Correctness is nothing more than tyranny with manners.

Chris Webber says:

Just because you are offended doesn't mean you are right.

Bob Claybowl says:

Just as long as HR uses the right words when she is escorted out of the building permanently.

Brian Ray says:

Let's stop adding to the racializing of every stinking comment

Mark Udoni says:

why not? Black Bitch…..we're the "New Minority", White males over 50!

Mark Udoni says:

why not? Black Bitch…..we're the "New Minority", White males over 50!

Stachia Jenkins says:

She is lieing. She added…and black men, as though insinuating she wanted a woman. BULL! She is racist, period.

Bob Coke says:

What would I like to say??

Kenneth Pokryska says:

What is she looking for a husband?

Gina Miranda says:

If it was a white saying don't hire any blacks it would ruin his or her carrier so why dosent this bitch get fired?

Junior Baker says:

let her mouth overload her ass

Randy Taylor says:

Bitch can fuck off get her off the tax payer payroll !!!!

Sounds to me like her words were taken perfectly in context. Being black does not give you a pass on being a racist.

Bob Hill says:

If the blacks in her district don't demand her resignation, then they are all just as bad. Nothing will happen to her, because of the Democrat double standard. A Republican would be told to hit road.

Linda M. Wegener says:

If this had been a white person saying what Ms. Ratliff said, all hell would break loose and the white person kicked off the board. This is reverse racisim! Oh wait, black people aren't racist, only white people, right?

Jose De La Fuente says:

No such thing as reverse racism….Either it is or it is not! Her bigotry was definitely showing.

she should lose her job just like paula deen did, a remark of racisism is a remark, pauls deen lost millions because of the N word , she should lose her job also!

Paula McCauley says:

I cannot understand at this point of time where anyone should pull the race card. We need to do away with race altogether. We are all of the "Human Race" regardless of the color of our skin. Everyone should be treated and respected the same way, I don't think that race should ever come up and I'm sick of employers asking for us to reveal our races. If we want to do away with discrimination, we do away with any language or additional rights related to any specific color of skin.

Eric Tailgunner Gregory says:

She needs to stop eating. shes fat and shes ugly. Even worse without makeup probably.

John Mohler says:

So a white woman can lose a multimillion dollar empire for saying the N word 27 years ago, while this woman can spout her own racist ramblings without consequence because the target is white people. Now maybe I'm just a creepy ass cracker, but I don't think that's right.

James Christman says:

They discriminate against us "crackers" all the time and get away with it. The FDIC did it to me. Good old Affirmative Racism.

James Christman says:

They discriminate against us "crackers" all the time and get away with it. The FDIC did it to me. Good old Affirmative Racism.

James Christman says:

They discriminate against us "crackers" all the time and get away with it. The FDIC did it to me. Good old Affirmative Racism.

Burg Hamons says:

Paula deen got fired for saying the word nigger,, this black racist pig ,,was talking about anyone white ,, at least Paula Deen was talking about one nigger ,,and did not use the word niggers ,, that would have been wrong ,, but this racist cow was talking about all of whites ,, crackers mostly ,, im sure there was a few peckerwoods ,,in there and then white boy ,, at least paula deen only used the one word nigger one time 30 years ago ,, that is when they were blacks ,, 40 years ago we did call them niggers ,,

Burg Hamons says:

Paula deen got fired for saying the word nigger,, this black racist pig ,,was talking about anyone white ,, at least Paula Deen was talking about one nigger ,,and did not use the word niggers ,, that would have been wrong ,, but this racist cow was talking about all of whites ,, crackers mostly ,, im sure there was a few peckerwoods ,,in there and then white boy ,, at least paula deen only used the one word nigger one time 30 years ago ,, that is when they were blacks ,, 40 years ago we did call them niggers ,,

We have got to stop the BS in America!! White America needs to stand up when shit like this happens and demand the "same" treatment as if this were a "white" person saying it. Tired of the hypocrisy and everyone else should be also. I say all the time every American should get on their knees every morning and thank God they are here (that was before Obummer ) but especially blacks who if we're in Africa would still be in huts. Of course NOT everyone in Africa still lives in huts but there are still millions upon millions.

James Christman We must force blacks to stop using the "C" word. Oh,wait I don't really care what the racist majority says.

Edward Hayenga says:

What I find hilarious is that they can call each other nigger all day long but a white person says the word nigger they are ready to pull they GAT and BUS a CAP!!! Idiotic hypocracy at its finest. And you cant explain that they are being a hypocrite to them because to them its perfectly ok..

Only if we allow it. Time for America , white America, to stop being racist and start treating black Americans as equals. This has ramifications as well as benefits. Commit a crime go to prison, if you are racist go to prison.

Sandra L. Figueroa says:

blacks are hypocrites when it comes to racisim…it's time they get a bite of their own medicine and …………… FIRE THIS WRENCH~

Ken Jochum says:

Sounds like a BLACK southern cook.Guess she needs to be dropped by everyone as well.What goes around comes around.

Jerry Strawser says:

If you expect anything but hypocrisy from Democrats you are living in a dream world.

Joel Rivera says:

Whoever said that blacks Democrats and the party in general are not racist needs a swift kick in the ass followed by a primp slap across the face. I'm sick of these damn minorities and white members of the Party of the Jackass who love to exude the saintly air of tolerance when they're really full of crap and are just as racist. When they point the finger at someone, three will always point back. America is lost, this is no longer a government of the people, and politics be damned to the hell it came from.

Frank Hill says:

Wah Wah Wah! Get used to it, honkey.

Edward Hayenga says:

Get used to what?? the government running up over like cows to the slaughter? What happened to doing their ELECTED JOB and representing the PEOPLE who elected them? These corrupt pieces of shit in the government are ruining my chances for a good living by all the crap they are passing.

Joel Rivera says:

Whoever said that blacks Democrats and the party in general are not racist needs a swift kick in the ass followed by a primp slap across the face. I'm sick of these damn minorities and white members of the Party of the Jackass who love to exude the saintly air of tolerance when they're really full of crap and are just as racist. When they point the finger at someone, three will always point back. America is lost, this is no longer a government of the people, and politics be damned to the hell it came from.

Cory Slusser Walter says:

Sounds like a lot of backpeddling after the fact. She needs to be removed right away. She's not even saying she made a mistake and apologizing. She's standing by her remark. Guess what's good for the goose isn't good for the gander….double standards?

Brenda Baker says:

@ cory why aren't the good ole residents of NC raising hell and demanding her to be fired..afterall, this is what the blacks would do.

Rex Crouch says:

I don't understand why it's acceptable for blacks to be racist. When I make business trips to downtown Detroit, black men rush in quickstep to get in-front of me and spit on the sidewalk in-front of my feet to show their contempt for whites. Political Correctness is destroy our country.

Ron Meyers says:

This woman is a nigger! She should be fired! Paula Deen got fired for less. And no one will ever convince me that Michele Obama- a woman filled with hatred- never referred to a white person as a "cracker", "white boy", or "whitey"…NO ONE!!!

Brenda Baker says:

oh ron, you are so correct!! Michele Obama is a big as racist and the whole damn country knows it, but you have all these dumb ass white people that thinks she's so great. I personally wiould like to send all those monkey thugs back to Africa along with all the dumb ass white people that are in denial.

Burg Hamons says:

those people in Detroit are lost of the pigmy tribes ,, the ones that escaped and didn't get eat by their tribes in other towns ,, just look at that whole town such a shit hole ,, cannibles ,white people leave a bad taste in their mouths ,, it is a ritual to just spit back on them ,, bunch of animals ,,I tell you ,, surprised you didn't get a disease from just being there

Burg Hamons says:

those people in Detroit are lost of the pigmy tribes ,, the ones that escaped and didn't get eat by their tribes in other towns ,, just look at that whole town such a shit hole ,, cannibles ,white people leave a bad taste in their mouths ,, it is a ritual to just spit back on them ,, bunch of animals ,,I tell you ,, surprised you didn't get a disease from just being there

Terry McEntire says:

So no white men marched with the Dr. Guess her slave owners is calling her back to deh plantation. Ignorance is not pretty in any color, woman!

Howie HW says:

Dat not racial cause nobody axe me. Dat what I sait when you axe me. When I was which you I taught you axe me somthun else.

Jason Wallace says:

Stupid to think that a white man cannot be a manager for all races or sexes, or that a black, or brown woman couldn't. Do people honestly think that whitey is only out to help whitey?

Maureen Williams Frier says:

Of course they think that! Blacky is only out to help blacky so…..

Michael Azp Williams says:

If a Republican White Male had said something similiar, he would be pitched off the board on his ear… Why not do the same thing against a Democrat Black Female? Oh WAIT, THAT would be RACIST! You would have JJ and The Rev marching in the streets, lawsuits flying for discrimination and O saying if he had a BLACK Mom, she would be just like that..

Matt Adams says:

Amen to that brother!!!!

Tom Cusick says:

I suppose if i like your statement i will be called a racist… oh well, i've been called worse…

Brenda Baker says:

AMEN couldn't have said it better myself..
god forbid if you fire a unqualified black person.

Karri Thompson says:

Reverse discrimination has gotten out of control by extremely sensitive and hypocritical liberals. They are dividing the country and causing more racism by making the whites resent the blacks because the "blacks can say/do no harm". FACT: A large portioin of blacks live in poor, socioeconomic conditions and there's usually no father around. Gangs represent a majority of blacks. Prisons also represent the majority of blacks. There's a reason for this "black" stereotype, and they know it, so they call you racist when you acknowledge that fact.

Donnie Ray Howell says:

Oh no! You can't say amen And God………………….lmao!!

Terri Rote says:

dam black people are taking over this land belong to our for fathers and they are stealing it they should all go back to where their kin folsk came from before the civil war

Cay Raymond says:

There are no Southerners in Charlotte anymore. The genteel moved out in the face of p.c. yankee carpetbaggers. (I moved, thank you.)

Jd Holleman says:

…and that's how they win.

Bobby Ray Anderson says:

I wonder how many whites voted for this HO?/.

Ron Babineau says:

ok, she needs to be "Paula Deaned"! Drop this racist official as fast as everyone dropped Paula for a "supposed" 30 year old comment!

fire the bitch……

Jd Holleman says:

Yeah! I'm liking Sheila!

Put it back in the fucken zoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Celeste Claverie says:

Really Tony?!!!!!
… I do not, for one minute, agree with her stance or the stance of the person they are looking to replace … but shouldn't we be beyond this? ↑↑ Your brand of comment is the very thing I am afraid those minorities I am working to get out of the party/mindset that has never had their best interests at heart out of – that they'll see it and they'll make a bee line back to the hell they know how to navigate …
Please Please Please WE must temper our words and our mindsets! We [Conservatives/Christians/Republicans] are supposed to take the higher moral ground … Please …

Russ Grimes says:

according to the AG, whites haven't suffered enough to be discriminated against…his words not mine.

mY WORDS….WHITES ARE MORE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST THAN BLACK….AND ITS WEIRD,,,IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW HISTORY…CHECK BACK…..BLACK PEOPLE BROUGHT BLACKS TO THE uNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO SELL BLACKS FOR MONEY!!!! nOW HOW CAN YOU BLAME WHITES FOR THAT………..THEY WERE BENEFITING THEIRSELF!!!!

Paul Braun says:

I agree she should at least step aside during the hiring process, since her words could be used against the county in a lawsuit if a white male who applied did not get the job. For her to say the comment wasn't racist reminds me of the Minnesota lawmaker who earlier this week called Justice Clarence Thomas "Uncle Thomas," and then claimed he didn't know it could be considered a racial slur. Give me a break!

Luis Ceballos says:

Racism alive and well in the Democratic Party!!!

She's a racist plain and simple. Fire her and let the media ruin the rest of her life. Oh wait, different rules….

If paula dean has to go then…..

Bill Garwood says:

30 Years ago Paula Dean made a racial slur…30 YEARS AGO! and She is being drummed out of public Television, her People/Companies who have Endorced her are pulling away, What the Hell is wrong with this country? A country Divides will NOT STAND! Yet we separate Every single person.by Race, Religion, by national origin, by sex..What's next? Can you work here if you are…Left handed? Idiots all

Ernie Jeror says:

Political Correctness is so out of control. If you dont like what you see or hear suck it up & quit winning!

John Barry says:

Whining. Complainers don't win. lol

John Barry says:

Whining. Complainers don't win. lol

John Barry says:

Whining. Complainers don't win. lol

Chris Nichols says:

The Paula Dean story has a lot more to it than just the slur 30 years ago, suggest ya lot of people read up on what she and her son treated people like that worked for them.
As for the race issue; I cannot think of a single race of humanity that does not have some form of racism; comments happen in each.
Past is the past leave it there and move on to the future; remember the past as history and a lesson learned.
Some people choose to relish the past way to much and take full advantage.

Terry Ford says:

I fault Dean for what she's done in recent years. She financially supported nobama and voted for him twice.

Steve Roland says:

If she were white and she said she had rather no black men apply for the job she would have been hung out to dry. ( see the Paula Dean story )

Jane Schlotterbeck says:

More info came out on why she was actually fired. Not just for the racial slur.

Ernie Jeror not PC but "Progressive Movement" formerly known as the "Communist Party USA" is the culprits they have infiltrated all government positions and this is their plan to overthrow us without firing a shot. Because we are so tolerant of those that find us intolerable. This has been happening slowly for a 100 years. Teamed up with the Muslims once again as in WWII. It ain't hard to figure out if you get your heads out of reality TV and Video Games. But that won't happen because we have been dumbed down intentionally. This is why there are over 2 million STEM Jobs that cannot be filled from the poorly educated pool provided by our Educational system run by leftist liberals.

Jim Britt says:

If you don't like the way you are treated on a job QUIT and get another job!

I agree Bill…but this case is much deeper than the infamous "N-word" that EVERYONE in the media is pushing down our throats. Believe it or not, Blacks are not really surprised by this revelation, lol. Take a gander at the ACTUALL COMPLAINT as filed in the lawsuit and you will see there are claims here that are very disturbing…keep in mind these are just "allegations", but the specificity of the claims along with the naming of potential witnesses, who it subpoenaed, MAY corroborate Miss Jackson's claims.

http://de.scribd.com/doc/148781831/Jackson-v-Deen-Et-Al-Complaint

Cindy Barr Pocius says:

PCism is destroying this country.

Brenda Baker says:

Chris Nichols I am so tired of people always saying we should leave the past in the past, but every time the blacks don't get their way, they yell raicism. it's ok for the blacks to call a white person a "cracker" but god forbid if you call a black person a "nigger"…

Tami Hunter says:

I look at it this way, if I say something that others take as racial, I tell them this: Calling me a "racist" is you trying to cover up the stench of your own FEAR! You see, if a black calls me a cracker or a "ho", I reply in kind. :>)

Brenda, who EVER said it was okay?!?!

Ruben Cannon says:

& So are you dude1!

Doug Hughes says:

Terry Ford LOL….Yup,dirty little secret libs……Deen loves Obama and you wrecked her…..hahahaha….too funny.

Perfectly said Bill!! It's always ok for someone to discriminate against you if you are white, conservative, Jewish and or Christian. But God forbid if you say something about blacks or Muslims!! Whites, Christians and Jews better stand up and quit cowering in a corner.

Chris Nichols -I really would like to know how she and her son treated people before this where can I read about it?

Audieleon Green says:

LMAO YOU NEED GO TO DETROIT AN LEARN A REAL LESSON!!now is now wake up HERO!!!

Audieleon Green says:

LMAO YOU NEED GO TO DETROIT AN LEARN A REAL LESSON!!now is now wake up HERO!!!

Antony Sdao says:

Dont just blame the County – lets get it specific – BLAME THE MEDIA who without them The Food Network might have given her a chance. – But yes Companies need to take a stand sometimes? I see why they cave too (If not maybe the Ceo gets canned for creating a new firestorm etc.)

Steve ChenRobbins says:

I am sure her next statement was, "Why, some of my best friends are White…"

Brenda Baker says:

of course that was her next statement, that bitch has no white friends.

Mike Bell says:

it would be considered a racist statement if she wasn't black.

Mary Carufe says:

But she is.

John Keaney says:

Mary Carufe "She is black, therefore its not racist" Is what Mike is saying.

Gardner Berry says:

Yes, she is black. That's why she thinks she can't be racist. Blacks (in their hilarious attempt to hoodwink White people!) think that they have successfully re-defined the word "racism" by asserting that you must have socio-economic power in order to be racist. Since, as they claim, blacks lack socio-economic power, it isn't racist when they pounce two (or more) on one White – beating them and calling them racial epithets.

Ratliff is indeed a racist and needs to go.

Brenda Baker says:

Gardner Berry I agree 100% Ratliff is a big racist and definitely needs to go. if a white person HAD made that statement they would have been fired IMMEDIATELY!!! white ppl better start standing up and demand equal rights for all.

She needs to go, now!!

Paula Westbrook says:

Her statement is racist. I was under the impressiion that all men / women were created equal. When did that part change?

Beverly Dwyer says:

We all were created equal… but looking at white mans history towards others ,tells a different story.. Im white! No matter whos up their ,just do the right things ..For all.

Tom Stamper says:

Some of the biggest slave owners were black!

Tom Stamper says:

The fact is large numbers of free Negroes owned black slaves; in fact, in numbers disproportionate to their representation in society at large. In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. According to the U.S. census report for that last year before the Civil War, there were nearly 27 million whites in the country. Some eight million of them lived in the slaveholding states.

Scott Haimowitz says:

Beverly Dwyer Your knowledge of history is………..pathetic. Not ONLY have blacks owned more blacks than white people, but they STILL ARE the biggest purveyor of slaves in the world. They captured and sold each other to anyone who had the money or goods they wanted, yet WHITE people are responsible for the slave trade? No. One more interesting little fact. Those who still engage in the slave trade (and it more prevalent than the lame stream media will tell anyone) are also mostly muslim. Yeah, there's that "religion of peace" popping up again, showing how "tolerant" they are.

Howie HW says:

Shut up Beverly, and go make me a sandwich.

Terry McEntire says:

Beverly Dwyer You or someone you know lived this history? I don't remember hanging anybody or burning a cross.

Stachia Jenkins says:

Beverly Dwyer, I hate to tell you this but if it were black man's history we were looking at it would be the same thing. And if women were in control, same thing. It's called being a human, it's sin and repentance is needed for all immoral actions, period.

Stachia Jenkins says:

Beverly Dwyer, I hate to tell you this but if it were black man's history we were looking at it would be the same thing. And if women were in control, same thing. It's called being a human, it's sin and repentance is needed for all immoral actions, period.

Stachia Jenkins says:

Tom Stamper and don't forget that at this very present date lots of other countries still condone slavery. Check out the muslim history lately? (Not directed at you Tom)

Kenneth Pokryska says:

Uh oh I feel the white guilt… Beverly, do you realize that hainous crime against humanity have taken place through out history by men of all color race and religion. Today in Africa continue some the worst human rights violation, base on religion or tribe. Not to mention Islam and women…Acid in faces of little girls, stonings for reporting rapes. as well as the condoned abduction of anglo non believers to be slaves. You are ridiculously myopic for blaming only the white race for all things evil. What about the 1802 visit by tribal leaders from Africa to petition the English house of commons not to ban Slavery in England because they liked the money. You are sadly uninformed and its tragic, why can't a white person be proud to be white? What would happen if I created a group called white pride? or the white panthers? I mean all things being equal I should be able to, Right?

Kenneth Pokryska says:

Uh oh I feel the white guilt… Beverly, do you realize that hainous crime against humanity have taken place through out history by men of all color race and religion. Today in Africa continue some the worst human rights violation, base on religion or tribe. Not to mention Islam and women…Acid in faces of little girls, stonings for reporting rapes. as well as the condoned abduction of anglo non believers to be slaves. You are ridiculously myopic for blaming only the white race for all things evil. What about the 1802 visit by tribal leaders from Africa to petition the English house of commons not to ban Slavery in England because they liked the money. You are sadly uninformed and its tragic, why can't a white person be proud to be white? What would happen if I created a group called white pride? or the white panthers? I mean all things being equal I should be able to, Right?

Lois Lynn Kingsbury says:

Kenneth; I wish I could like your comment more than once.

Donna Laczynski Simek says:

Well stated Kenneth and so true.

Brenda Baker says:

now tom, you just pissed off the blacks by posting these facts and if i'm not mistaking, Africans kidnapped other Africans and sold them to the Europeans, so shouldn't they be pissed at their own damn race and not the white race…