Marjorie Taylor Greene May Be Representing Black Areas In Georgia

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Capitol Hill

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We all know that relating to elections, Republicans don’t play honest. They’ve turned totally debunked “cease the steal” propaganda into baseless reasoning to vary voter legal guidelines, and if that isn’t sufficient, they’ll all the time redistrict the congressional maps in pink states to offer Democrats much less voting energy. After all, what in addition they find yourself doing, whether or not deliberately or unintentionally (however probably deliberately), is diluting the voting energy of Black folks.

In states like Florida, the intent to brush Black voting energy beneath the rug of white supremacy is obvious. Gov. Ron DeSantis has stated blatantly a number of occasions that he’s searching for to redistrict Florida’s congressional map to make it “race-neutral,” understanding it solely impacts areas the place the populations are largely Black folks and folks of colour, not the place the non-race-neutral areas are predominately white.

In Georgia, the place the congressional map has already been just lately rearranged (probably as a result of it went blue in 2020), at the least two Black communities are dealing with the very actual risk of being represented by none apart from the queen white nationalist MAGA mammy herself, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

In case you’re a Peach State resident, you could be conscious that the suburban communities in Powder Springs and Austell, Ga. are Black AF. Based on the New York Instances, outlets and eating places in Powder Springs are owned virtually solely by Black folks. Town additionally elected its first Black mayor in 2015 and voted for Joe Biden by 14 proportion factors in Cobb County, which was Republican-controlled.

From the Instances:

There may be one different large change: Powder Springs, a majority Black metropolis, might quickly be represented in Congress by Marjorie Taylor Greene.

That growth, the results of new district maps drawn by Georgia state legislators, was a part of a Republican drive to blunt Democrats’ energy. However for residents, the prospect of Powder Springs and one other predominantly Black suburb, Austell, being represented by maybe essentially the most far-right Republican in Congress is elevating questions that transcend partisan politics. Some say they’ve little belief that Ms. Greene can pay them the identical consideration and respect that she offers to her white, Republican constituents and concern their voice in Congress gained’t converse for them.

Whaaah? You imply to inform me Black folks don’t really feel they’ll be appropriately represented by a Klanny nanny who referred to Black folks as “slaves” to the Democratic get together, in contrast Black Lives Matter to the KKK, claimed white Jan. 6 Capitol riot suspects have been being discriminated towards in jail “due to the colour of their pores and skin” and denounced the celebration of Kwanza? You don’t say.

“It’s about having somebody that’s going to take your telephone calls, who’s going to work in your behalf, who’s going to care what occurs to your youngsters, who’s going to care about ensuring you get to your job,” State Rep. David Wilkerson, a Black Democrat who represents Powder Springs and Austell, stated, in response to the Instances. “That’s what individuals are on the lookout for.”

“Marjorie Taylor Greene represents the antithesis of what we imagine,” stated Robert Richards, a former Military pilot, and present Powder Springs resident. “Her rhetoric, her demeanor, her discourse in Congress, her discourse, fairly frankly, as an American, is simply one thing that’s simply reprehensible.”

The loopy factor is even Greene stated she was towards the change in November. She informed the Atlanta Journal-Structure she was mad on the redistricting as a result of it made the 14th Congressional District much less Republican and he or she known as it a “idiot’s errand that was led by power-obsessed state legislators.” She stated lawmakers “ought to have fortified G.O.P. districts for the long run as a substitute.”

However since Greene has principally made a complete political profession out of not understanding what she’s speaking about, she doesn’t perceive that Powder Springs and Austell have a mixed inhabitants of lower than 25,000 making it a small pond of blue in an enormous sea of pink. Earlier than the change, that voting energy was a part of the blue wave that fell over Georgia in 2020. Now it’s a comparatively small assortment of Black votes being swallowed up right into a largely white and conservative district the place they’ll probably be rendered pointless.

After all, it’s value mentioning that Greene continues to be dealing with authorized efforts by Georgia voters to disqualify her from reelection as she’s been accused of aiding the Jan. 6, whiney whites riot on the U.S. Capitol. And final yr, she was stripped of her committee assignments as a result of she’s a complete bigot, which has restricted her objective as a legislator to proposing payments that don’t have anything to do together with her district and every part to do with selling right-wing nonsense just like the “Fireplace Fauci Act” and a reasonless decision to question President Biden. She additionally has bragged about blocking Democrat laws simply by advantage of it being Democrat laws.

What the hell do the residents of Powder Springs and Austell want with a consultant like her when, for greater than a decade, they’d Rep. David Scott, a Black Democratic legislator with an precise monitor report for talking out on points Black folks care about?

Principally, these Black residents need what thousands and thousands of us throughout America need—for MTG to go TF away. 


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