America In 2017: A Florida Mayoral Candidate Told Black Activists to "Go Back To Africa"
A mayoral candidate from St. Petersburg, Florida told members of the community's Uhuru Solidarity Movement—to "go back to Africa" during a debate on Tuesday.
DIASPORA—A mayoral candidate from St. Petersburg, Florida told members of the community's Uhuru Solidarity Movement—to "go back to Africa" during a debate on Tuesday.
In a video shared on Twitter, candidate Paul Congemi can also be seen telling attendees who were advocating for reparations for America's black population, that they had already received their reparations in the form of Barack Obama's presidency.
"My advice to you, if you don't like it here in America, planes leave every hour from Tampa Airport. Go back to Africa. Go back to Africa. Go back!" Congemi said.
His comments were reportedly made in a "salty" rage after he was told that he was a "non-factor" in the race.
The crowd at the debate were expressly angered by his overtly racist comments, and so were many folks across social media who are rightfully bashing the shit out of Congemi.
I guess when Trump can become president, people like Paul Congemi start aspiring for more than the village idiot. pic.twitter.com/dseOcq761O
— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) July 19, 2017
That demon should go back to hell where he came from
— R.T. (@ROBG0TGAME) July 19, 2017
WHERE IN AFRICA ARE WE SUPPOSE TO GO???????
— Rosé Princess 🍾 (@ParisianRebel) July 19, 2017
Needless to say, this man should not be running for office. But, as many of us so painfully experienced back in November, being woefully unfit for office doesn't mean you can't win it anyway.
Electing trump opened the floodgates for racists like paul congemi to feel justified in attacking poc ...
MAKE SURE HE LOSES!!! https://t.co/G30EEdPiRG
— adryanna (@adryzzle) July 20, 2017