Michigan City Council Candidate Who's 'Not Against The Blacks' Says She Wants To Keep Town White 'As Much As Possible'
"Just checking the calendar here and making sure it's still 2019," candidate Mike Deising said.
A Michigan city council candidate said she wants to keep the city of Marysville "a white community as much as possible" at an election forum on Thursday.
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More than an hour into the forum, Jean Cramer made the comment while responding to a question about diversity while sitting among four additional candidates, according to USA Today.
“Do you believe the diversity of our community needs to be looked at, and if so, should we be more aggressive in attracting foreign-born citizens?” the question stated.
The moderator and Radio First Station Manager Scott Shigley referenced the city's population growth in the Great Lakes region between 2000 and 2015. He said half of the growing population were foreign-born residents.
Marysville is a city northeast of Detroit and is 98% white and a whopping 0.3% Black, the Guardian reported.
Cramer continued in her response and said she would not like "foreign-born" people to reside in the city.
In "standard procedure" to clarify her comments, Cramer said she was not "against Blacks," but believes married couples "need to be the same race," according to CBS News.
"As long as, how can I put this? What Kathy Hayman doesn't know is that her family is in the wrong," she said. "(A) husband and wife need to be the same race. Same thing with kids. That's how it's been from the beginning of, how can I say, when God created the heaven and the earth. He created Adam and Eve at the same time. But as far as me being against blacks, no I'm not."
The incumbent councilman, Paul Wessel, said anyone "should be allowed to live in Marysville."
Candidate Mike Deising added, "Just checking the calendar here and making sure it's still 2019."