One of the ancillary benefits of the nationwide protests of anti-black racism that is that is flushed out covert handkerchief heads and suspected white supremacists.
This story deals with the later.
Bloomingdale, Georgia is a town that many people including residents of the state, are not familiar with but mayor of Bloomingdale is garnering attention for the town and for all the wrong reasons.
Mayor Ben Rozier posted on the Gossip Bloomingdale GA Facebook page saying , “Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job,” He then chased that with “Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance.” However Rozier was not done, going on to say , “Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for.” Rozier even used his coded racist speak to take a swipe at the young who are protesting anti-black racism, spewing this gem : “Privilege is the ability to go march against, and protest against anything that triggers you, without worrying about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior.”
The Bloomingdale City Council said this in a rather milquetoast statement that was released on Facebook:
“The Bloomingdale City Council wishes to state collectively that this action taken by Mayor Rozier is his action and his action alone,” the statement on the city’s page said. “We in no way condone or endorse any single or collective posts made by the Mayor. The City of Bloomingdale is a Municipal Corporation that is charged with the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens,” it added. “This includes all citizens regardless of race, gender, color or creed.”
Vile comments like these are certainly not an isolated incident for the Bloomingdale mayor. Black in 2018 In the comments section of a since removed Facebook video , Rozier referred to a woman as a “cotton picker” . In later speaking to CBS affiliate WTOC , Rozier tried to justify his comments saying he used the phrase after reading the woman’s bio , saying, and it said she was a cotton picker at a cotton field or a cotton patch. At that point, I found that to be either humorous or weird. I replied to her, and her thread the words ‘cotton picker.'”
With these comments, it is tacitly plain that not only did Rozier know the temperature of the room, but also that Rozier was speaking in code to his white constituency, who outnumber that of the black population by 7.5 times