A woman attempting to get herself elected Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, wants you to know she’s the perfect candidate. “Vote for me!” her Facebook profile said, listing her qualifications:
Well, “Republican” AND “smart” is a rare combination, and “traditional could appeal to some” — wait, what was that middle bit again?
That’s right, Republicans. If you want to make sure that you’re electing the
white right person, failed actress and model Kimberley Paige Barnette, whose crowning achievement was the role of “Librarian” in a haunted maze, is there for you.
Barnette says that Charlotte should not help low-income residents because “I don’t think we should encourage more lower-income people to (come to) Charlotte.” Instead, she wants to focus on doing things that benefit the rich.
Basically, she’s the typical Republican — including in her celebration of her own whiteness, which she views as an accomplishment.
Barnette has also spoken out against equal protections for the LGBTQ community in Charlotte.
“I don’t believe that transgenders should be in bathrooms based on their, who they identify with, I never have,” she says. “I believe that there could be a separate restroom, but however I do not believe that that should be allowed whatsoever.”
“As a magistrate, I issued processes on persons that were in the bathroom, males that were in the bathroom, and you never know what they are, and they scare children, quite frankly,” she explained during the 2017 primary debate.
Following backlash, she removed the reference to her whiteness from her Facebook page. In a statement, Barnette explained that she’s not “prejudice” and that she’s really a victim because she’s white:
I’m not prejudice. I do not judge other people. Other people judge me. What is the difference? I say I’m white. Others describe themselves as example transgenders. Are they labeling themselves? I’m also a divorced mother of two adult children. I accept others as who they are. I have traditional conservative views when it comes to family and friendships.
Apparently, “traditional conservative views” is synonymous with “racism.”
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