The St. Louis American and the Post-Dispatch reported this week on controversial comments by former state senator and now Independent candidate for mayor Maida Coleman in which she accuses Democratic leaders of “raping” African-Americans for their votes.
From The American:
“We have gone along with the program, thinking the Democrats are going to change the way the system operates in this state,” Coleman said.
“We have been going along, expecting for the Democrats to change something. I am tired of the Democrats raping us for our votes.”
This is not the first time Coleman has voiced her displeasure with the Democratic Party’s relationship with its African-American base. In a 2006 interview with PubDef.net, Coleman discussed the subject at length.