Saturday, April 3, 2021


(Side note - I, Joey Stansbury, was with the first group of Raleigh students that traveled to Compiegne, France through this program. The year was 1989.)

Raleigh Sister Cities has a worthy stated goal

"Raleigh Sister Cities (RSC) seeks to promote friendship and understanding between the people of Raleigh and its Sister Cities. RSC is a cooperating member of Sister Cities International, whose mission is: 


To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation - one individual, one community at a time.

Our efforts are fully volunteer-led by Raleigh residents who love to see diversity and inclusion by celebrating international cultures. We work to connect citizens and officials to one another, building towards in-person delegation visits."

Unfortunately this organization has now fully integrated itself into the agitprop leftist movement that speaks ill of and tears down America's greatness. 

Case in point

"A raging virus continues to spread and kill across the globe. It seems to come in waves, with now potentially being the worst we've ever seen. This contagion is relentless, often aiming for the most vulnerable in our society.

White supremacy, fueled by nationalism and toxic leadership, has again flared up, this time at the head of our country. The attack on the Capitol Building this week has caused many leaders in the United States to say, "this is not who we are."

Yet our history reveals that this country has never fully cured this hatred from our society. This week's event tragically shows how sick we really are.

I am embarrassed and ashamed, but not surprised. I want to apologize for the fire we have set in our own house."
Next week Raleigh Sister Cities will host Danya Perry, with the Raleigh Chamber, for an interview on systemic racism in Raleigh.

In 1989, I spoke to countless classes and individuals in Compiegne, France about America. I spoke about the great values and liberties Americans hold dear. I did not tear them down.