Sunday, October 10, 2010

On Politics: Dissenting opinions not always welcome

At last week’s raucous Jacksonville City Council meeting, roughly 80 people took to the podium to address the council, with the overwhelming majority opposing a tax hike.

But only one was quizzed on her occupation.

Elexia Coleman-Moss, a young entrepreneur who serves as chair of JCCI Forward, was called back to the podium by Councilman Clay Yarborough after she spoke in favor of preserving social services.

Coleman-Moss responded with an explanation of her vocation and was then asked if she received city money.

She doesn’t. But the same can’t be said for some speakers who opposed the hike.

Astoundingly, they didn’t face the same query.

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