America. Land of the free, home of the giant asshole. In this case: Marysville, Michigan city council candidate Jean Cramer.
“Keep Marysville a white community as much as possible,” said Cramer, one of five candidates vying for three open council seats in November.
Cramer and the candidates were asked, “Do you believe the diversity of our community needs to be looked at, and if so, should we be more aggressive in attracting foreign-born citizens?”
It’d come more than an hour into the forum, and Radio First Station Manager Scott Shigley, who moderated the event, had cited population growth across the Great Lakes region between 2000 and 2015, half of which he said were foreign-born residents.
Cramer’s response, however, was the first of the group, and a brief guffaw fell over the council meeting room at City Hall before forum attendees heard from the other candidates.
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