"Tyson, who has previously asked the city to pay for repairs at the historically black Shadow Lawn Cemetery, said she didn’t understand why the city should help the privately funded memorial project.
“Isn’t it still for dead people,” Tyson said. “It is for dead people. Aren’t the people they are memorializing deceased?”
"City Attorney Thomas Bentley, whose parents are buried in Shadow Lane, sighed and tried to explain how the black cemetery was a private entity, while the Holocaust memorial expressed the city’s remembrance."
“I’m not sure I have the vocabulary or explanatory power to indicate the distinction although it’s clear to me from a legal standpoint that there is a distinction,” Bentley said."
I feel your pain, guy. I really do.
“This is the oldest cemetery in the world,” Tyson said. “If this isn’t a tourist attraction I want to know what is."
In. Da. Wurl. Go big, or go home, right? Not to be publicly admonished, the pack senses distress and comes to her aid.
“I know the difference,” [fellow Councilwoman] Scales said. “The difference is the haves and have-nots.”
Social Justice for the win.
God, I love that town.