Talk about the real issues
9/16/2021, 6 p.m.
On Thursday, Sept. 9, I was interviewed by two white people – a man with a camera and a woman reporter from a local television station – in front of the U.S. Post Office on Main Street in Downtown regarding President Biden’s mandate about COVID-19 vaccines. The purpose of the interview was to get me to say something negative about President Biden. I did not take the bait.
The Lee statue had just come down the day before. Why were there no questions about that? Why were they not asking about the continuing critical housing situation in the city?
There are other issues that need to be reported on other than COVID-19. The Sackler family being given personal immunity from any opioid lawsuits against their privately owned company Purdue Pharma and its OxyContin painkillers, or murder by any other name; or Wells Fargo making it hard to get a home loan if you are Black; or the governor’s race where the Black candidates were done out of a chance when former Gov. Terry McAuliffe jumped into the race.
These are just a few of the issues.
When will Virginia ever get a Black U.S. senator? New Jersey has Sen. Cory Booker.
Why is Virginia a whites-only state?
NAOMI GAYLE SAUNDERS