It’s becoming quite apparent that some people aren’t just going to let November 6 go. Soon to be Deputy Mayor of Neighborhoods Olgen Williams is coming under attack in the blogosphere for alleged improprieties, which upon close inspection don’t even measure up to being tempest in tea cups.
I am all for fair criticism of public officials however to the new “loyal opposition” I might caution you to temper your criticism with common sense. The latest attacks on Williams could easily be construed as racist, as Amos Brown of AM 1310 pointed out on his radio program Friday. Anyone who knows Amos and me, knows we don’t agree on much, but we both think the only things that were missing in the attacks on Williams were white sheets and burning crosses.
It would be one thing if this were a classic example of boys behaving badly and engaging in out of control behavior, but this is Olgen Williams of the Christamore House who spent a good chunk of his life helping underprivileged black youth, which is more than I can say of some his critics.