Response: The difference in Black folks speaking out versus White folks the majority of the black folks are afraid to speak out on issues challenging white folks because they fear retaliation against them or their children.
A local businessman used the public comment portion of Monday’s City Council meeting to express concerns about a diversity study and a proposed event center.
Lige Daughtridge said he doesn’t see the need for a study dubbed the Diversity Plan – which is designed to analyze the diversity of the city’s workforce. He also expressed his desire for the council to have a public hearing regarding plans for an event center in downtown Rocky Mount. Daugtridge serves as the president of The Community Council for Nash, Edgecombe & Rocky Mount, a group that members are raising questions about whether the center would be a sound investment of tax dollars. (Source)