Friday, June 11, 2021


“The City prepared an opportunity for those who wanted to protest peacefully, and once again, vandals — mostly white — used this as an excuse to incite violence and cause destruction of our downtown business community."

- Mayor Baldwin - N&O, 9-27-20

"The mayor noted that officials initially picked five top candidates before narrowing it to three, and the other two were white."

- Mayor Baldwin - WRAL, 6-10-21

In the first quote, Mayor Baldwin goes out of her way to put a racial label on the rioters. 

In the second and more egregious quote, Mayor Baldwin not so subtly suggests that the Raleigh City Council engaged in race-based discrimination as they hire a new police chief.