We’ve come a long way since the days of the Jim Crow South — and apparently some people think it’s about time we went back:
"Black Press Only!" Only black reporters were allowed inside a meeting to discuss the upcoming mayor's race in Savannah, Georgia. https://t.co/xLtV7zDVBw
— AP South U.S. Region (@APSouthRegion) March 28, 2019
More from the AP:
Organizers of a meeting to discuss an upcoming mayoral race in Georgia barred reporters from attending — unless they were African-American.
The Wednesday meeting at a church in Savannah was held to try to unite the city’s black community behind a single candidate for mayor in the Nov. 5 election. Signs at the door said “Black Press Only!”
White reporters were denied entry, while at least two black reporters and the publisher of a local African-American newspaper were allowed inside, the Savannah Morning News reported . Television cameras and recording devices were also prohibited.
The newspaper said the Rev. Clarence Teddy Williams, who organized the meeting, declined to discuss the entry policy.
It sounds like a policy that merits some discussion, no?
— Barry Spear (@vidweb) March 28, 2019
— SAD (@ThatcoderguySad) March 28, 2019
What fresh Hell is this nonsense? https://t.co/dZpidWJ3cL
— Subotai (@Pqlyur1) March 28, 2019
What it is is racist.
Hmmm, seems racist to me
— JB (blue checkmark) (@BuckeyeBrack11) March 28, 2019
Talk about racism
— Rodney (@RGB39) March 28, 2019
Well that's racist
— Doc_Ed A. (@ed_alca) March 28, 2019
This is so racist.
— وليد إبراهيم خريبط (@WKhuraibet) March 28, 2019
— Danny Sprinkle (@danny_sprinkle) March 28, 2019
Pretty darn racist.
If this was the other way around….
— Jason Mill (@VancouverBCC) March 28, 2019
Unreal…imagine the uproar if this were flipped.
— Christian Rudolf (@therealCBR64) March 28, 2019
It’d dominate the outrage cycle. And rightly so.
I don't think I really have to explain why this is wrong.
— Michael Robinson (@PointlessSpike) March 28, 2019
It should be pretty obvious.
How is this not a return to segregation?
— KMorales, PhD, RN, CNE (@KMorales) March 28, 2019
Segregation…still alive and doing well in the south.
— Colt74 (@XXXL74) March 28, 2019