Why doesn’t Allender just apologize?

I have been watching the Rapid City mayoral race closely (or somewhat closely) and the first thing I say to my West River brothers is “Why in the Hell would you elect a former Police Chief as mayor?”

Then there is the Landfill issue . . .

Either way, I would think that the good people of Rapid City would be smart enough to NOT elect someone who might be a supposed racist, but what is more troublesome, can’t say “Sorry.”

Not that I would compare our mayor to Allender, but MMM often makes weird statements around minorities (including women), but not in a racist way but more out of ignorance. He told a kid clearly of either Pakistanian or Indian decent (8th grader) at a school in one of his ‘Shut Up and Listen’ sessions that “Just because you are a different color then me, doesn’t mean you can’t be mayor of Sioux Falls.” The kid looked at him like ‘what planet did this guy come from?’

Then he spoke at First Baptist and the crowd was mostly African immigrants, he said to them about code enforcement, “Not only do white people need to be good neighbors, but colored people need to also.”
I know South Dakota is mostly behind the times, but when are we going to get with the program with race relations or at least understanding other cultures? Heck, we had the first Black president of the United States visit our state yesterday (I watched the entire commencement LIVE) and he gave a moving and inspiring message, while our NON-education governor in the background stared at the arena lights.
Pretty amazing that a BLACK man can come to South Dakota and make such an inspiring speech . . . I guess colored folk know how to make speeches to, who knew? 😉


5 comments ↓

#1 T. Denny Stanfords on 05.09.15 at 5:09 pm

LOL he really said this??!!!

“Not only do white people need to be good neighbors, but colored people need to also

#2 larry kurtz on 05.09.15 at 7:01 pm

Three South Dakota blogs with adverts for Sam Kooiker in their sidebars decrying his opponent: what a fucking joke.

#3 rufusx on 05.09.15 at 7:19 pm

While watching, I noticed our Governor made all 15 of the body language mistakes you should avoid making in a job interview.

#4 The Daily Spin on 05.10.15 at 1:37 pm

Sure, Rapid is peculiar. However, they’re democracy and Sioux Falls is not. Daurguard was polite. Not easy beside a democratic president in a republican state. Now I know why Huether wasn’t there, a minority president. Watertown doesn’t have whites only bathrooms.

#5 scott on 05.10.15 at 4:01 pm

im sure it drove MMM crazy that he didn’t get to sit on stage with Obama. heads will roll at southeast for not booking him before watertown!