After CNN uncovered past comments from McCrory’s radio show in which he compared getting passed over for a job at Duke University to Black Americans’ experiences at lunch counters in the 1960s during segregation, local leaders across North Carolina are standing up to his offensive comments.
What they’re saying:
NC Policy Watch: “North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson called McCrory’s remarks offensive. ‘North Carolinians have come to expect this type of ignorant, self-important rhetoric from Pat McCrory, and it’s exactly why they voted him out in 2016,’ Richardson said in a statement Friday. ‘As an alumna of the then-still-segregated Perry High School, it is clear to me that Mr. McCrory has a lot to learn about what the brave students who participated in the Woolworth sit-in endured. I assure him that his experiences have nothing in common with those heroes.’”