The memo included several comments arguing that race may play a factor in divisions on the council and urged the groups to continue efforts to hire a black spokesperson to combat perceptions they are all-white organizations.Also worth noting
“This council, and I as council president, will not tolerate any clandestine attempt to marginalize any council member,” Council President Jason Williams said.
Several speakers at the meeting also made reference to Brylski’s memo, and a half-dozen residents sat in the back of the room holding signs supporting Ramsey, who thanked Williams, Gray and Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, all of whom spoke against the contents of the memo, for “being with me at this time.”
Councilwoman Susan Guidry, who also was discussed in the memo and who said she doesn’t know Brylski, took issue with the email’s assertion that she and Head feel “ ‘isolated’ as the ‘whites’ who are against development.”
“I would not think that,” Guidry said. “I would think that they would think Councilmember Head and I were preservationists.”
@skooks seen Brylski's anti Habana outpost vid? https://t.co/RNpBR1YBKw; loud black ppl music! black man talking abt "busy" Brooklyn spot— Ethan Brown (@ethanbrown72) October 2, 2015
@ethanbrown72 @skooks Also, articles fail to point out Head did not comment on Brylski e-mail, but Brylski worked for Head's campaign— MACCNO (@musicculture504) October 2, 2015