Deena’s Disappointed in the “White Community”

Personally, I’m glad I have a nationwide audience here…so they can see the real true “colors” of Guilford County.

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Okay, just when you thought the coverage surrounding last week’s Andrews H.S. incident couldn’t get more strange; now comes last night’s Board meeting…and particularly Deena Hayes’ closing comments, which came close to 11:30pm. To paraphrase, Hayes said that she was disappointed that the “white community” hasn’t stepped up to condemn the nooses that were found on the Andrews H.S. campus. She’s disappointed that the “white community” hasn’t been more outraged. She said she’s disappointed that the “white community” hasn’t spoken out against this and racism in general.

It’s close to midnight, so I’m going to make this short and sweet…what is the “white community?” Why does it have to be the “white community” or this community or that community…when will we get to the point where we can drop the labels and just say “community?”

Deena, I would say you are seeing “whites” step up and condemn what has happened: GCS Board chair Alan Duncan spoke eloquently last night against what has happened; I saw “whites” at the High Point Human Relations press conference, the coverage that was televised at least. The News & Record’s Doug Clark was also quick to condemn the incident.

But you see, Deena, I think people are also inclined to let the authorities do their job and complete their investigation before jumping the gun, which clearly is happening here. Statements like this from you and from Bernita Sims only seek to further racially divide this county instead of uniting this county.

I’m sorry, I thought I was in 2007.

For I, too, was quick to condemn this incident, not as a black man, not as a black American, not as a member of the black community, but as a member of a community…of concerned citizens and taxpayers. But I was also one of many who asked all of us to let those in charge do their job in the investigation because it continues to be unfair and dangerous to the Andrews family to speculate on what has happened without anyone being detained nor any arrests being made.

By the way, Deena openly denied she was playing the race card. But there has got to be a point in time when we can look beyond race in this county or we’re never going to get very far beyond where we are now.

E.C. 🙂


5 Responses

  1. What a disgusting, awful way to think about such a serious issue – Hayes should be ashamed of herself.

  2. Deena has deep-seeded issues from her past and until every white in the county/state/world/? is condemned for it, she will not be happy. She is so upset now because this didn’t turn out to be a big “Jena” incident. Deena was hoping for a “Deena” and she’s a media-seeking, race monger that wants to create a legacy for helping “her people” when all along she needs to see that, like Huey says, people are people and we are all one community. People like Deena, in their attempt to “fix” their “community” are doing more to harm communities in general. I’m NOT accusing Deena but when nooses are hung, and then she whines that they are not causing the controversy expected, it makes one curious if she was involved in their placement at Andrews. A school board is no place for Deena’s “save my people” mentality. I wish she’d resign.

  3. Well, said, well-spoken. The more I see/read her comment, the more disgusted I get.

  4. The more I read her comments the more money I want to send you for your campaign! Great press release by the way.

  5. God bless you, Beth. Many thanks for the kind words. This is exactly what I mean about “grass roots” and I think we’ve got a really good chance of winning next year. Please be sure to tell your friends and neighbors.

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