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Bill Maxwell: Kathleen Ford inflames racial divisions

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Bill Maxwell: Not surprisingly, St. Petersburg, which has a history of racial division, once again finds itself confronting a situation that could reopen old wounds. This time, black youths or black organizations are not the instigators. It is mayoral candidate Kathleen Ford, a 52-year-old white lawyer.

I am not accusing Ford of being a racist. What I do know, given her actions and words, is that Ford does not understand the complexities and language of race.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:14pm]

    

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