It's true. I have been on blogs where people have said it, and they (both white and black) honestly believe it.
In Atlanta, there is a mayoral race taking place and for the first time in 35 years, there stands a chance a white mayor will be elected.
As you may guess, this isn't setting well with some people:
"You have a young generation of blacks — not native to Atlanta — who don't necessarily see that as something that has to happen," said Boone, who is part of a group that circulated the racially-charged e-mail. "They may be staking their vote on matters more critical than race."
However, a group of black community leaders is urging black voters to rally behind Borders, whose grandfather desegregated the city's police force and who was recently endorsed by the city's black clergy, to prevent a runoff that could hand Norwood a victory.
In late August, an incendiary and widely circulated e-mail specifically noting Norwood's race began circulating among black Atlantans, encouraging them to back Borders.
"Time is of the essence because in order to defeat a Norwood (white) mayoral candidacy we have to get out now and work in a manner to defeat her without a runoff, and the key is a significant Black turnout in the general election," the message sent by the Black Leadership Forum reads.
Basically, the message here is simple. We must defeat whitey or risk everything we have ever gained. Never mind that Atlanta is a cesspool in many areas, we cannot return to the days where a white person is over a chic, avant garde city that reeks of positive symbolism.