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GOLDMAN: Inside the mayor’s pro-gay, anti-white politics

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Paul Goldman is a local lawyer who helped run Doug Wilder's historic campaign for governor of Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. – Mayor Jones is a passionate advocate chastising those discriminating against gays and lesbians.

Good for him. Discrimination is wrong, plain and simple.

Yet when confronted with his hurtful anti-white “racist” and “race-baiting” remarks first reported in the Richmond Free Press and then in the Richmond Times Dispatch [claiming white opposition to his Shockoe Stadium proposal stemmed from skin color], the Mayor’s office refused to take them back.

Bad for him. Discrimination is wrong, plain and simple.

What gives?

Mayor Jones pro-Shockoe Stadium allies in the business and political community are passionate advocates chastising those discriminating against gays and lesbians.

Good for them. Discrimination is wrong, doubly plain and simple.

Yet when confronted with the Mayor’s anti-white remarks, they said nothing.

Bad for them, Discrimination is wrong, doubly plain and simple.

What gives a second time?

Pro-gay, anti-white politics adds up to weird politics.

It makes no sense except in terms of dollars and cents.

A Baptist Minister’s Conference audience heard Mr. Jones’ remarks weeks ago. They were later reported in the press. They have been a leading voice against discrimination. Why not now?

A federal court in Norfolk will later this week hear a challenge to the state’s ban on same-sex marriages and civil unions. The Mayor thinks the ban is unconstitutional. I would be shocked if the judge disagreed.

But yet the Mayor seems shocked that I can be white and against his Shockoe Stadium, believing it shows I must be anti-black.

In 2005, then Mayor Doug Wilder asked me to review the first Shockoe Stadium proposal. I proved it to be pure “political spin,” a plan to fleece taxpayers and instead bestow huge government-created financial benefits to those with political connections.

Doug Wilder never for a second thought my white skin colored my ability to follow the green. He knew he got my best policy analysis. It could be wrong. But racially motivated? Give me at least some respect.

Dr. King had it right.

A person is endowed by his Creator with certain inalienable rights, one of them being free from politicians putting color green on a pedestal above all others.

To repeat: Pro-gay, anti-white politics is weird, and not just in Richmond.

Marriage remained a religious ceremony for thousands of years.

There were no government laws requiring a government-issued marriage license when Virginia became a colony.

I think my Jewish religion can handle the matter without government interference. I am certain those with a different faith fully agree. Why make a couple pay a special government fee to get married?

The point being, why is Mayor Jones, head of the government, using his position to attack white citizens?

But you say, he technically only played the race card against white city council members. My answer, I have been running successful political campaigns too long to be that naïve.

Past discrimination by white mayors against black citizens doesn’t justify current or future discrimination by black mayors against white citizens. When did two wrongs start making a right?

I wrote the Elected Mayor law and led the campaign to get it on the ballot for one simple reason, I hoped we could get past all this white/black stuff at least in mayoral elections.

Mr. Jones and Mr. Marsh opposed me, saying my plan gave white candidates for mayor an advantage. Really guys? We have had three mayors. Need I say more?

The mayor’s anti-white comments, along with deafening silence from his supporters proves one thing above all else, it is about green, not black or white.

This will be clear soon enough if it isn’t already.

Paul Goldman is in no way affiliated with WTVR. His comments are his own, and do not reflect the views of WTVR or any related entity. Neither WTVR nor any of its employees or agents participated in any way with the preparation of Mr. Goldman’s comments.


  • Dustin Cavanaugh

    What do you expect from the idiot who thinks building a stadium in an inconvenient location will somehow teach us about Richmond’s history. That’s what we have books for.

  • ronnie

    It’s not racist for blacks to not like white people,only racist the other way around.This is what equality is and what are president speaks of daily.

    • Benjamin Newells

      Excellent article. This article demonstrates the mayor’s anti-white bigotry.

      Nobody says Asian countries need Diversity.
      Nobody says African countries need Diversity.
      So why are they saying only White countries need Diversity?
      That’s because “anti-racists” only have a problem with White people.
      Because “anti-racists” want a world without White children.
      Anti-racist is a code word for Anti-White.
      Diversity is a code word for White Genocide.

  • Ari Asulin

    So what you’re saying is, if you look at the issue from a minimalist/fundamentalist/gut feelingist viewpoint, the issue becomes easy enough make wide-ranging conclusions about and fasten one-size-fits-all labels and ideologies into your readers.

    Do I have to step into the box to read the article?

  • Glen Allen

    I think what the article is implying, and I agree, is that the Mayor really does not care if building a stadium in the Bottom will work well or not, and he does not care if you want it there or not, once it is built, it is 1) There for good, 2) He can sell off 60+ acres of land on the Boulevard (Once sold, gone for good), and 3) His wealthy out-of-town developer/investor friends will be satisfied.

    The proposed Slave Commission project has very little, if anything, to do with his desire to build in the Bottom.

  • Vegdaze

    This article is so poorly written I have no idea what you’re trying to say. I’m not that familiar with the issue, but it would have been nice to have some facts, like what his comments were, to back up the repetitive arguments. I don’t see how gays/lesbians are related to building a stadium.

  • Becky

    Venture Richmond and Sports Backers are chock full of the Uber-Rich,
    Who’s Who, Corporates, Developers, Lawyers, Real Estate Businesses,
    and Council Members sitting along side the Mayor as the Board President. NO, not one, has spoken on race baiting or white
    discrimination. They have a vested enrichment interest in hiding to get Taxes for their will, their way, refusing public say.

  • thor

    Mark, thanks for taking a stand against the policy of holding unborn White children accountable for things that happened when they weren’t alive.

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