Trouble is brewing in Sonny Perdue’s home territory. And the governor has already tried to put a lid on it.
Last year, longtime Mayor Donald Walker of Warner Robins died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Chuck Shaheen took his place, but has faced serious fractures within his own city council. Add the salt of racial tension to that wound, and you’ve got a national story hailing from Houston County.
The cultural question: What does it mean when a white councilman tells a black councilman that he belongs in a cotton field? From WMAZ-TV in Macon last week:
Warner Robins City Council member Daron Lee says remarks made by other council members turned racial for the second meeting in a row.
Lee [, [who is African-American] says Tom Simms Jr. referred to him as “boy” during a closed meeting two weeks ago.
Monday night [Oct. 11], council member John Williams said Lee should be working in a cotton field.
The exchange happened during a motion by Daron Lee.