I live in the Deep South and I hear all the time just how the South has changed they are calling it the “New South”…..that attitudes are changing and that the old days are gone…..
I never believed the hype! I have not seen anything changing in my region and then I read this from Georgia…..
A Georgia councilman who came to the defense of the city’s mayor after she was accused of racism said that interracial marriage is “just not the way a Christian is supposed to live.”
Mayor Theresa Kenerly of Hoschton came under fire recently after she allegedly told a member of the council that she rejected a job applicant “because he is black, and the city isn’t ready for this,” according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Kenerly later denied that she made the remarks.
“I do not recall making the statement attributed to me regarding any applicant for the City Administrator position, and I deny that I made any statement that suggest (sic) prejudice,” she said in a statement.
Hoschton, which is nearly all white, has a city code against discrimination based on “race, national origin, color, religion, creed, age, sex.”
Councilwoman Hope Weeks confirmed in an email that Kenerly made similar remarks to her in the parking lot.
Read the entire report here.
There is nothing “new” about the South…the same bigoted opinions are still there…just hiding beneath some smiles and lies.
The “New South” looks and sounds a lot like the “Old South”.