Georgia Mayor Accused of Saying City Is ‘Not Ready’ for Black Leadership

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The mayor of a Georgia town is being asked to resign after she was accused of saying that the town is not ready for a Black administrator.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported that Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly allegedly told a city council member that she would not consider Councilman Keith Henry as one of the four finalists for a city administrator position “because he is Black, and the city isn’t ready for this.”

In documents obtained by the publication, Councilwoman Hope Weeks wrote that she heard the comments during a council session on March 4. Weeks said Kenerly repeated the comments to her in the parking lot following the meeting.

“She proceeded to tell me that the candidate was real good, but he was Black and we don’t have a big Black population and she just didn’t think Hoschton was ready for that,” Weeks wrote in the documents…

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