As long as black history is celebrated, racial “goals” are set, racial “social justice” is sought and blacks are considered de-facto victims – we have the right to demand that said “African-Americans” not be allowed to hold important government positions. When just about all critics of Barack Obama were accused of racism, during the presidential campaign and early in his term, it should have become obvious to all but the most dimwitted that it is not a good idea to have a black president in a nation where blacks are held to different standards than whites.
If issues are important in an election, then race clouds the issues. If conduct is important in judging an official, then race clouds judgment. Since nobody need fear being called a “racist” for criticizing a white politician, black politicians have an automatic advantage.
Back in 2008, Portland’s black parking manager, Ellis McCoy, was investigated for corruption. His first response was that the accusations were directed against him due to his race. The Portland Tribune told us, back then, that McCoy retaliated by threatening a lawsuit that accused his accusers of racism (see also here):
Amounting to a threat of lawsuit, the tort claim comes at a time when McCoy himself is under investigation. A city personnel probe was sparked earlier this year when a city parking subcontractor, Bruce Feathers, accused McCoy, among other things, of accepting meals and a ticket to a Portland Trail Blazers game – both of which Portland officials say are discouraged under the city’s ethics rules…
Sndyer’s four-page letter claims that in 2001, another manager in the city’s Office of Transportation, where McCoy works, acknowledged that McCoy’s skin color was a barrier to the other manager’s cooperation with McCoy in the workplace. The letter also alleges that, starting in 2004, McCoy repeatedly heard secondhand that city parking meter technicians had been telling people he’d taken bribes or gifts from SmartMeter contractors.
More recently, The Oregonian tells us that McCoy not only got away with gross ethics violations, but he was regularly rewarded:
No matter the accusation, Ellis K. McCoy had an answer. Until now.
Portland’s former parking manager —under investigation by the FBI and Internal Revenue Service on allegations that he took bribes and kickbacks — isn’t talking.
And by and large, neither are the city officials who supervised him for years, raised serious questions about his leadership and judgment, yet kept him in a high-ranking position.
But interviews and documents released this week show McCoy — who denies guilt and has not been charged with any crime — stayed in his Transportation Bureau job through, on his part, a combination of business savvy, ready answers and threats to sue for racial discrimination. For the city, documents show at least one poorly conducted investigation and a general lack of follow-through on stern warnings demanding performance improvements.
It’s unusual for The Oregonian to admit that blacks benefit from America’s racial spoils system. It takes an especially egregious offense to distract it from its usual anti-white routine. How would events have transpired if Portland’s parking manager had been white? Is it safe to assume that corrective action would have been taken much sooner? One wonders how much money Portland taxpayers – and drivers – could have saved simply by making sure all important government positions are held by whites – whites who can be safely criticized, disciplined or fired before things get out of hand.