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    Candidate for Charlotte mayor puts 'white' among qualifications

    http://thehill.com/homenews/state-wa...qualifications

    A candidate for mayor in Charlotte, N.C., listed "white" among her qualifications in Facebook comments that have since been deleted.

    The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party rebuked Kimberley Paige Barnette, who has since apologized for her remarks.

    "VOTE FOR ME!" Barnette, 53, wrote on her Facebook page, the Charlotte Observer reported.

    "REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL."

    Robin Hayes, state GOP chairman, said in a statement the mayoral race will not be decided based on the skin color of any of the candidates.
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    Maybe it was part of her "compelling story", like Obama being (half-)black?
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    I don't really care that she used her whiteness as a selling point. But using ALL CAPS to state this is borderline pathological.

    It may not be a mortal sin, but it most certainly should be discussed in the confessional at the earliest opportunity.

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    And why is the ampersand between the first two qualities, rather than the last two?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weems View Post
    I don't really care that she used her whiteness as a selling point.
    That's mighty white of you!

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    Had she listed herself as Black, there would have been no outcry. Not that this chick was going to win the primary anyway, but the NC GOP is acting like she committed some horrible atrocity for simply stating that she is White. So? Clearly she is White, so why is it racist and bad to say so?
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    I wonder if the phrase "free, white and 21" is allowed anymore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Had she listed herself as Black, there would have been no outcry. Not that this chick was going to win the primary anyway, but the NC GOP is acting like she committed some horrible atrocity for simply stating that she is White. So? Clearly she is White, so why is it racist and bad to say so?
    or indian, that's a valid selling point too. Plus it doesn't matter if you really are, you get points for trying.
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    What good is having privilege if you can't flaunt it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monello View Post
    What good is having privilege if you can't flaunt it?
    "privilege unused..." and all that?

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