White Press Banned From Covering Event On Georgia Mayoral Race… Only Black Reporters Allowed


Georgia mayoral race event bars non-black reporters from entering.

The organizers of the meeting at the Bolton Street Baptist Church, which was put on by Rev. Clarence Teddy Williams, reportedly posted signs stating “Black press only” on the doors of the church.

Signs at the door read “Black Press Only!”

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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.

Mayor Eddie DeLoach is seeking re-election this fall. He became Savannah’s first white mayor in 20 years after winning the 2015 campaign. Elections for Savannah’s top office are nonpartisan, meaning all candidates who qualify end up on the November ballot. More

Isn’t this considered racist? Someone should tell Councilman Van Johnson that nothing sells people on his vision of a “progressive and inclusive” city like his attending a meeting that bars reporters based on their race.

Maybe the church should lose its tax exempt status?

If the sign said only white press, there would have been riots! If any candidate spoke at an event that didn’t allow “black press” there would be an immediate demand for them to drop out!

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