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In Leaked Audio, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Says He Doesn’t Need ‘The Black Vote’

by Black America Web

Apparently, Montgomery, Alabama, Mayor Steven Reed recently had one of those conversations you definitely don’t want to have in front of mixed company, or any company, really, besides the person the discussion was meant for. And, in this case, that person would have to be someone who has no qualms about the first Black mayor of a city that is more than 60% Black declaring that he doesn’t really give a damn about “the Black vote” or Black money that is unaccompanied by white money.

Unfortunately for Reed, that conversation was recorded and leaked to social media, and now everybody knows the first Black mayor of this majority-Black city is out here betting on white every time.

“I can come smile—I don’t f**king have to do no goddamn work,” Reed is heard saying in the audio recording. “I don’t have to do no work systemically, and I’m going to be fine. And guess what? I will always get 38 to 45% of the white vote. If I can get 30 to 45% of the white vote, I don’t f**king have to damn get the black vote I got this past election. I’ll f**king win.” (White people represent more than 31% of Montgomery residents to Black people’s 60%, so I feel like Reed’s math isn’t quite mathing, but maybe they do numbers differently in the Shuck ‘n’ Jive University of White Acceptance.)

“You got black city? That’s great,” Reed said during another part of the discussion. “You can have all black everything, and guess what, you won’t have green nothing. If white, the white money, thinks that you aren’t looking after their shit, they will take their shit to Prattville. They will take their sh*t to Pike Road, and you won’t have shit.” (Apparently, “white money” is so valuable it’s actually sentient.)

More audio from the discussion was obtained by 1819 News, and it indicates that Reed is very much aware that white power will never invest itself in any “systemic change” that would diminish white…

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