I hate going here, but this really -- this movement, this campaign -- is nothing different than what slave politics was. And when I talk about slave politics, you know the whole impression of an individual who was a house slave versus the person in the field. The people working on behalf of the city -- on behalf of the plantation owner called Rex Sinquefield -- those people who are minorities working on his behalf those are the folks who are in the house. I'm off the plantation. I'm a Missouri state senator. I am no longer on a plantation. What these plantation owners like Rex Sinquefield are doing is using their house slaves that are elected in St. Louis City. They're actually disguising the conversation saying that this is a civil rights issue.Yesterday, Lewis Reed responded by calling for Chapelle-Nadal to step down from office.
Note: This isn't the first time that race has been brought into the debate over local control. In February a video emerged trying to tie state rep Nasheed -- the sponsor of the bill -- to the Black Panthers.
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