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Posted at 7:29 PM ET, 09/28/2010

Bridging D.C.'s election divide

By editors

By Jill M. Shea

Many thanks to Colbert I. King for his Sept. 25 column, “The District, beyond the politics of race.” Certainly racial politics are a factor in any District election, but to crown race as the central factor is to fall for a red herring and sell the residents of the District short. Among those who supported Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and presumptive mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray, you will find people of good will and of all races.

Mr. King’s observations provided a much-needed rebuttal to the vitriolic speech that has been spewed since Election Day, and they served to give the District’s residents a little credit for thoughtful, nuanced voting.

By editors  | September 28, 2010; 7:29 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, Mayor Fenty, Vincent Gray  
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Thoughtful? Nuanced?

Yeah---just the sort of people who put, and keep, Marion Barry in office....

Nice try.

Posted by: confounded | September 30, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

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