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The city council of Bloomingdale, Georgia, has asked the mayor to immediately resign over his comments on Facebook ripping those he believes possess “privilege,” including those who wear “$300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance” and those who wear “$200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job.”

Mayor Ben Rozier’s now-deleted post in the Gossip Bloomingdale GA Facebook group from Tuesday night appeared to be a response to the term “white privilege,” WJCL-TV reported.

Here’s what Rozier wrote:

“What is privilege?….
“Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job.
“Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance.
“Privilege is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for.
“Privilege is living in subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table.
“Privilege is the ability to go march against, and protest anything that triggers you without worrying about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior.
“Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and [to] be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for.
“Privilege is sending your kids to school early for the before-school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after-school program…paid for by the people who DO HAVE TO DEAL WITH RISING TAXES AND COSTS! …you know, us so-called ‘PRIVILEGED’ the ones who pay while you TAKE TAKE TAKE!”

City council wants Rozier to ‘tender his resignation immediately’

Bloomingdale’s city council asked for Rozier’s immediate resignation over his comments, according to a news release posted Thursday on the city’s Facebook page.

The council said it doesn’t “condone or endorse any single or collective posts” from Rozier, and that it’s “unfortunate that Mayor Rozier’s [post] on Facebook has caused this set of circumstances and ill will in our beloved community. In no way does this reflect the ideals and values of the City of Bloomingdale or the Bloomingdale City Council.”

The statement concluded: “Based on the actions of Mayor Rozier, the entire City Council has respectfully requested that Mayor Rozier tender his resignation immediately.”

The Savannah Morning News said calls to Rozier were not immediately returned.

WJCL reported that a resident scheduled a protest for this weekend on the steps of city hall.

The paper added that Rozier in 2018 commented on a video that’s since been removed from Facebook showing a black man blocking cars in a roadway — and that he called a commenter a “cotton picker.”

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fedup June 23, 2020
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i worked in a grocery store for over 30 years and a lot of people of color were wearing gold.diamonds and precious gems and expensive clothes and paid for their groceries with food stamps and they bought steak and lobster. I always worked and c ouldent afford that .
Q June 22, 2020
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If the shoe fits & it does & he is 100% spot on.
Stephen Russell June 22, 2020
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comments made apply nationwide on public asssistance, correct & very true.
Barbara Wetherington June 22, 2020
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An honest man in politics - and the rest of them want to get him out of there as quickly as possible. He never mentioned anyone's race but here come the guilty ones to march around with their cardboard and magic marker signs. We've seen the trash of every race continuing to take and take and take from the hard working tax paying people.
RandyF June 22, 2020
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He ain't wrong.
Karen is nice June 22, 2020
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I guess the truth was just too much for them to hear.
Gail M Williams June 22, 2020
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The truth hurts. Isn’t it funny the Media lies about everything , nobody says a word, someone speaks the truth and they want him to resign.
MJ June 22, 2020
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Many years ago, in the late 80’s and through the 90’s, I worked as a substitute teacher in the public school system. I collected lunch money from the teenagers each morning and I noted on the books that more than half the class received FREE lunches. Everyone that received the FREE lunches had Air Jordan basketball shoes ($125.00–$150.00) and Girbaud Jeans ($89.00–$125.00 per pair). The “privilege” children or “white supremacy” were not the well dress ones! Black people have always abused the system because they know they can. White people have become weak and stupid, bowing down, apologizing for whatever and the black lives matter and antifa are taking advantage of all of it!! If we don’t wake up and stand strong, we are going to lose our country to these nut jobs!
PT June 22, 2020
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Truth got too close for comfort. I'm loving it! In fact I think I'll use some of his material. No one can fire me!
ed June 22, 2020
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He's right. I have a full time job and I can't afford Beats.
MRT June 22, 2020
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He's not wrong
Randie June 22, 2020
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He is absolutely Correct. Many are afraid to stand up to the insanity of the left and they always have new white gym shoes that cost a fortune.
Thatswhatshesaid3419 June 22, 2020
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I agree 100%
Jim June 21, 2020
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I read nothing in his post identifying any specific race. I have seen mostly white people marching, protesting,, and rioting. It seems to me that the other city council members are the ones saying that black people fit the stereotype. The fact that the city council automatically assumes that black citizens are on financial assistance and subsidized housing etc..., seems pretty racist to me. Seems that the city council members should resign for there racist views and leave the truth telling mayor alone.
Nathan M. June 21, 2020
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Black people have been trained by the Democrats to be ungrateful parasites feeding off America's largesse. This has been building for a very long time -- the year was 1963 when Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson boasted that he'd "have those niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years."
Michigander June 21, 2020
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He's right. Truth always hurts those when it's thrown in their face.
LST June 21, 2020
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He's completely right.
Rick June 21, 2020
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People on welfare buying steaks when everyone else is buying burgers....
Patricia June 21, 2020
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Well, he has a good point.
CF

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