Sunday, March 27, 2011
White flight drives mayoral results Charlotte News Citizen Servatius: "In a column called 'Charlotte's last white mayor,' Glenn H. Burkins, editor of the local news Web site Qcitymetro.com, pointed out the obvious last week. 'Outgoing Mayor Pat McCrory may well be Charlotte's last 'white' leader,' Burkins wrote, after studying election results. That hits some people funny. When I made the same argument last week, I was called a racist by some callers to my radio show. Burkins, who explained that this was the new reality because Charlotte is 'darker,' probably won't be called a racist because he is black, even though we were saying the same thing."