There is no denial about the mission and motives of civil rights worker, Edna Jackson . Jackson is indeed a leader for civil rights advocacy. She has performed/organized and dedicated herself to the black race on behalf of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, then and now, 60 years later.
Edna Jackson much like previous Mayor Otis Johnson and city manager, Rochelle Small-Toney, have made their race a profession. Each is committed to their race first, then business matters come after. Bait is consistently thrown out there to the public, to dilute and/or disqualify any questions about the subject of racial priority and/or race-based-membership cronyism.
In fact, many voters that did not support her, question Jackson's ability to lead ALL people fairly – due to the assumption Jackson holds that, there are “lingering resentments” from the city manager search.
Jackson claims she has the ability to stay positive and work for consensus. Let's look at what she is actually saying:
“ I will stay positive and work for the best outcome with the priority of putting the black race first, over merit, and over all other races, as I have always done.”
Jackson's civil rights history of doing so, speaks for her intentions, motive, and will be the outcome of her term for Mayor.
If Jackson ever wanted to learn something from Johnson, she should have learned not to divide the city. Instead, Jackson continues to fuel the divide where Johnson left off.
It should be her first priority as mayor, to address the 43% that do not fall into her consensus. Consensus in her case means, the black population of Savannah, (which is the majority of opinion @ 57%)
As long as she has 57% consensus, screw the rest, they don't count and Jackson doesn't care. It is very clear. However, those who do not matter to her, will only patronize her so they can get their business deals accomplished.
Does it make a good leader for all people, if the person was deviant as a child, protested many issues about her race, but is now silent and wishy-washy?
Nothing shows leadership better than someone that knows how to separate their personal matters from their business matters, and keep those personal things from swaying decisions that are actually supposed to be made in the interest of ALL people, not just those of one race.
Edna Jackson's civil rights work is all about supporting other people
–OTHER BLACK PEOPLE.
So, we ask you, just what the hell does Jackson know about leading people of ALL races?
Not, one thing. And that's the way it is .