Please let me explain a statement I made. That statement was we don’t have at this time any black police officers, principals, judges, council persons or commissioners.
I was not saying that was the fault of the police department or any department. Dalton-Whitfield’s black population is very small, and a lot of blacks are very much involved in the community but do not desire to seek an elected position, which personally I do understand. Police Chief Jason Parker can’t make anyone apply for a position. An individual has to desire or really want to be a police officer, with a clean record and character.
Also, if blacks are going to become principals, they must be great teachers first. I don’t favor giving someone anything because of whatever. I think anything must be earned.
So I was not blaming anyone, knocking anyone, and if I offended anyone, that was not my intentions, not at all.