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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.

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.

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