Wanting something for nothing - an excuse for not looking in the mirror. Life-long black residents in Charlotte say after years of “empty promises” they are distrustful of government leaders who seem unable or unwilling to fix systemic racial inequality. For years, community advocates have described “two Charlottes,” referencing the gap between white and black residents when it comes to wealth, housing, education and more.
While Charlotte has experienced historic growth in recent years, many community members say that economic prosperity hasn’t benefited all residents equally — even with black officials occupying some of the city’s most prominent elected offices.
Blacks continue support Dems even after decades of unfilled promises.