By: Diane Benjamin
Just weeks ago City Manager Mark Peterson declared everybody racist – but he is determined to fix it: https://blnnews.com/2017/08/23/we-are-all-racist/
Normal is so racist in April they elected a black council member – Chemberly Cummings. According to a Pantagraph story, she thinks rural white teachers have never seen black kids before. I wonder what her definition of rural is – Bloomington-Normal? She goes on to talk about cultural mistrust. Black culture mistrusts the police? Maybe the black cultural is the problem? See the story here: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/normal-unit-can-help-race-relations-effort/article_a2fd8d55-0fec-59c0-a643-733343ebc0db.html
These stories don’t happen by accident. Normal is deflecting. Starting a race war is better than admitting the obvious. The Town of Normal isn’t a glowing example of fiscal responsibility.
- Enrollment at ISU is down, it could be more than 7%. Tax revenue will suffer
- The State is returning less money to cities this year – see story below
- Bloomington ended MetroZone
- State Farm is downsizing
- Rivian hasn’t produced one car
- Portillos developer needs paid
- The financial statements from 3/31/2017 will be out soon
- The TIF reports from 3/31/2017 will be out soon
Normal can’t borrow money without a new revenue source. Where do they get revenue?
Even though the financial reports will be 6 months old, troubling trends will be obvious. Old data is presented because the Town is hiding current information. Peterson is quitting, how long before Koos joins him? Talking about race is just a way of diverting attention from the looming disaster.
Most people aren’t racist. Most people do judge by the “content of their character, not the color of their skin”. Telling people they just don’t know they are racist is racist.
America is a place where everyone can succeed. Some people don’t want that known. Creating victims creates ignorant people. Instead of encouraging working hard for success, do Chemberly Cummings and Mark Peterson want dependents?
Keep the truth in mind.
They are deflecting from what it really happening.
Always watch the other hand.
Meanwhile, instead of falling for the lies told to enslave segments of the population, make your role models people who have succeeded and want you to as well. Skin color is immaterial to that process.
What Bloomington and Normal haven’t told you about the State giving cities less money:
Cities that impose their own Sales Tax will be hurt the most!
Cities that are more dependent on local sales tax revenues will be the most affected, and one of the few other alternatives for cities might be to raise property taxes, he said.