White Texan Wins Election After Pretending To Be Black

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•46 Nov 11, 2013

A white conservative won a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees after sending out flyers in his predominantly black neighborhood that showed stock images of African-Americans and included an endorsement by a family member who has the same name as a popular local black politician. What do you think?

  • “Mitt Romney has to be kicking himself right now.”

    Buford Grazer –
    Auctioneer

  • “Don’t be so naive. No one gets on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees without a few dirty tricks.”

    Leah Palevsky –
    Systems Analyst

  • “This is exactly the kind of thing that causes people to lose trust in what’s printed on flyers.”

    Weston Zane –
    Cotton Grower

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