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Tue Jun 23, 2020, 04:00 PM

Michigan mayor resigns after racial remark

YPSILANTI, Mich. — A Michigan mayor resigned Tuesday, a week after she said she supported the appointment of a human relations commissioner only because she would be “crucified” if she voted against a Black person.

Former Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert said she was “deeply sorry” to have her tenure end on that note. She said as a result of her actions “there is healing to do to ensure that all residents, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, enjoy full equity” in the city.

The controversy began last week when the city council was voting on the reappointment of Ka’Ron Gaines to a commission that advises the council on eliminating prejudice and discrimination. Gaines’ inconsistent attendance record was raised by some council members. Bashert, who is white, voted in favor of his appointment but the others voted no, including three who are Black.

Basher said that “since I will be crucified if I vote against any Black person on any commission, I’m going to vote ‘yes.’”

Read more: https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/state_news/the-latest-michigan-mayor-resigns-after-racial-remark/article_b52a0591-83a6-5668-8a97-44b49290ee16.html

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Cal Carpenter Jun 2020 #1

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Tue Jun 23, 2020, 04:53 PM

1. Good. There was a pattern

that was not recognized by most (white) people in Ypsi until they saw this incident.

Here's a timeline: https://whatsleftypsi.com/2020/timeline-of-mayor-beth-basherts-pattern-of-anti-blackness/

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