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Washington, DC's Disgraceful Black Mayor

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AAPolitical Slugfest

AAPolitical Slugfest


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D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty's support has sharply eroded among D.C. residents, especially African Americans. But Whites love him and blacks cannot stand him. He is not the only black mayor disliked by blacks and loved by whites. as reported by the washington post, the stories about the sharp drop-off in Fenty's approval ratings have overshadowed another telling survey finding: That while the District of Columbia may be desegregated, an integrated, racially unified city, we are not. The poll reveals sharp differences in black and white perceptions not only of Fenty but more significantly of the direction in which the District is headed. Fenty's low approval rating among black registered voters in the District -- only 29 percent -- stands in sharp relief against the 57 percent of D.C. whites who give him a strong thumbs-up. Likewise, a whopping 65 percent of blacks disapprove of the way Fenty is handling his job, while only 30 percent of whites give him a thumbs-down. Same mayor, same policies, but viewed differently through a racial prism. Let's talk about color, politics and Mayors, tonight on the slugfest... "If you can handle the truth."