In accordance with Fox 5 Information, Carrollton Metropolis Council member, Gerald Byrd, additionally the mayor professional tem, refused to apologize on Monday night time concerning a controversial Fb put up he shared in early June. A number of members of the group are calling for his resignation and boycotting his nonprofit group.
Byrd posted a meme with a break up picture of a Black man and a Native American with the phrases, “The Genocide Of One Race, The Enslavement Of One other” imposed over the pictures. He captioned the standing replace, “Each folks in the picture are the similar. White man has and is destroying the world.”
Barry Harwell is one group member who took offense to the put up. Throughout the assembly, he stated, “I do suppose racism won’t ever actually finish so long as we’re entitled to supply up our private opinion.” The involved citizen additionally urged Byrd to think about resigning over the comment.
After the council assembly, Byrd addressed the put up saying, “I don’t suppose that’s a racist remark in any respect.” He pointed to his personal problems with racial discrimination to again his level. “The cops had been known as on me after we had been celebrating my mom’s birthday at my home together with her siblings,” Byrd stated.
The councilman doesn’t suppose Harwell’s view of his opinion issues as a lot as these of the individuals who voted him into workplace. “It’s not about me it’s extra about disenfranchised folks the poor and their struggles each single day,” he stated.