The Rev. Chris Waters stated in the May 15 article covering the rally in front if the courthouse (“Event ‘not a protest’”) that “white commissioners representing a minority of Augustans were making decisions for the black majority.”
I would remind the good minister that the same comment can be made by the majority-white Americans being represented by a black president. Waters’ comment doesn’t just border on racist – it goes over the line.
Perhaps if all the folks on the Augusta Commission could quit looking at the color of their skin and pay attention in those meetings to the details of the laws they’re voting on, rallies would not be necessary. Of course, this could be good ol’ politics as usual, but I would hate to accuse Rev. Waters of such a thing.
North Augusta, S.C.