- — Ross Grady (@rossgrady)Wed, Nov 09 2016 16:18:16I was out at polling places in Granville and Durham counties for 9 hours yesterday. Met and hung out with a LOT of black North Carolinians.
- — Ross Grady (@rossgrady)Wed, Nov 09 2016 16:20:33In Granville County I watched a hugely competent and professional black chief precinct judge help a shit-ton of old white ppl vote.
- — Ross Grady (@rossgrady)Wed, Nov 09 2016 16:22:42While I was doing that, I was also unwillingly pulled into several unwanted conversations with racist white rednecks in Oxford NC.
- — Ross Grady (@rossgrady)Wed, Nov 09 2016 16:23:53I was wearing a t-shirt & representing a non-partisan voter protection organization which meant I mostly had to try to extricate myself.
- — Ross Grady (@rossgrady)Wed, Nov 09 2016 16:26:58The black poll workers, Democratic Party activists, NAACP execs I met in Oxford were doing the lord’s work. Living & working w/those racists
- — Ross Grady (@rossgrady)Wed, Nov 09 2016 16:28:24So to ex-mayor Al Woodlief of Oxford NC: the reason your downtown is moribund is maybe that you & yr cronies are racist pieces of shit.
- — Danny Hooley (@dhoohoo)Wed, Nov 09 2016 16:29:53@rossgrady I met racists in Oxford 12 years ago when I was reporting for The N&O. Shopkeepers who freely said the N-word in front of me.
- — Ross Grady (@rossgrady)Wed, Nov 09 2016 16:35:52.@dhoohoo I was essentially told that the events depicted in Blood Done Sign My Name - 45 years ago - have shaped white politics to this day
What I saw on Election Day 2016
I wanted to grab & store this series of tweets even though I don't think I ever arrived at a complete conclusion.
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