Jasper, Texas apparently still has problems with racism.


According to a piece in WashingtonPost.com by Lori Stahl, the town best known for the dragging death of James Byrd

in 1998, hired black Police Chief Rodney Pearson by a (then) predominantly black City Cou

Tenderness in the Streets of San Francisco

Image by Thomas Hawk via Flickr. Better not be suckin’ tongue like that in Jasper, Texas, son!

ncil. As soon as the makeup of the City Council changed a year and a half later to a predominantly white City Council, Pearson was shown the proverbial door.


Lone City Council member Alton Scott, called it “racism at its finest.” Scott ought to know, considering where he lives and the City Council he serves on.


Here’s a link to the full piece: