Gainesville Mayor Uses “Gringo” and “White Privilege” – Some Constituents Outraged

Conservative Firing Line | 7/20/2018 | Staff
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Florida – A couple of remarks made by Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe regarding white people sparked anger in the council chamber on Thursday. The council is considering creating an ID card for the community that would give access to “local health services, libraries and bank accounts.” But it also would serve as an ID card for illegal residents, which is a main sticking point.

When someone expressed concern over immigration authorities wanting access to the database, things really heated up. The Mayor has previously attempted to reverse the city’s immigration policy, which said that officers encountering illegal immigrants were to write down their names and turn them into immigration officials. He wanted that policy changed in the name of “preventing crime,” according to the Orlando Sentinel.

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In order to confuse authorities, Mayor Poe stated at Thursday’s meeting: “One potential solution is that we get every gringo in the world to show up on day one to get our IDs, so there’s sort of an illusion of who might or might not be…”

“White Privilege?”

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Nice thing to say to a room full of your constituents, many of whom were...
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