The white moderate is STILL the biggest threat to progress

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People were excited & hope began to bubble up.

A short time after she entered the race, there was grumbling about another person who would be entering the race. She is a white woman who has lived in Denver for about 13 years. A Denver activist who wishes to remain anonymous describes her as the person who “LED the RiNo Art District that has a multi-million dollar budget to manage, operate, and execute the City Council approved work plan of the RiNo General Improvement District and RiNo Business Improvement District. With the power of this multi-layered, special district, Jamie LED the gentrification of the East Side of Denver.” She neglected to vote in over half of the elections that have taken place since she lived here and registered as a Democrat only two weeks before entering her bid for Mayor.

Denver Post

‘I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action…”

Jamie Giellis is the white moderate stumbling block — the white supremacist in heels Cargle describes— who just threw her privilege on the table, threw an entire community under the bus and expects us to work with her for “change”. Hard pass, Jamie; you’ve already shown us who you are and you aren’t here for us.

They still don’t.

Ph.D. in Psychology. Love and Liberation. www.lisavallejos.com

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