May 14, 2021

North Carolina city council member fired for ‘exercising white privilege’

A North Carolina city council member was removed from his position this week after allegedly refusing to properly refer to a black woman with her doctoral title during an official meeting.

Tony Collins, now a former member of the Greensboro City Council’s Zoning Commission, was unanimously voted off the city council vote for his treatment of Dr. Carrie Rosario, a public health professor at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, according to the Greensboro News and Record.

After repeatedly asking Collins to refer to her as Dr. Rosario, the video reveals him stating, “It doesn’t really matter.”

“It matters to me,” Rosario answered. “And out of respect, I would like you to call me by the name that I’m asking you to call me by.”

The Greensboro News and Record reported that after a 30-minute discussion concerning the matter, Councilwoman Councilwoman Sharon Hightower made a motion to remove him from the Zoning Commission.

The vote was unanimous. Collins, also a partner in a local contracting business, has not commented on the matter.

“I cannot judge what is in Mr. Collins’ heart, nor would I presume to, but I will say that racism as a system devalues and dismisses Black women — and Mr. Collins’ actions were evidence of the microaggressions that we face on a regular basis just trying to go about our daily lives,” Rosario told the Charlotte Observer, who reached out to her for comments.

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    1. I’ll tell you right now, the BIGGEST MISTAKE THIS COUNTRY EVER MADE WAS BACK IN 1865 after the Civil War. They should had given each Black person $500.00 which was alot back then and shipped them ALL back to Africa. Just imagine how wonderful our country would be today.

      1. Thanks to John Wilkes Booth America has had to put up with the retarded drug addicts forever! Abraham Lincoln was fighting to ship them back to Africa because they were too lazy to work! That has never changed!

        1. Did you know that John Wilkes Booth did not die in that barn?? He actually escaped and lived for many years and on his death bed he admitted to the Doctor who he really was.

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        2. If you read Lincoln’s letters, you will realize that he was NOT in favor of integration. He stated many times that the former slaves needed to form their own communities to preserve their traditions and languages.

      2. hahahahahahaha

        Seriously is she a Dr.? Doesn’t she have a degree to be a Dr? I do not know, but he was trying to answer questions and she was argumentive as many do. But, many have thought the way you do Michael. For some people I would say yes, but not all. If she is a Dr. and has that title then she should be called Dr. just like the Dr. I go to or anyone else. But, I have seen others, like Biden’s wife call herself Dr. and supposedly she really isn’t a DOCTOR.

        1. Just as an FYI – Jill Biden is not a medical doctor, she has her PhD and, therefore, can be called Dr. I don’t care if anyone wants to refer to her as Dr., I’m just stating a fact and if anyone continues with their education to that level – man or woman – then they have a right to referred to as Dr. So-and-So. Just saying.

        2. If a person has a Doctorate degree, they are entitled to be called Doctor. Many do not exercise that right, but they have it.

      3. It seems Dr. Rosario’s degree has gone to her head. I prefer educated people who don’t announce it every time you meet.

        1. Ms. Bood. I understand your opinion and it has a lot of truth in it. But, I do believe that until very recently, African-American were purposely held back from professional positions. There is also some prejudice that still exists against people of color.
          When an African-American achieves a radical advance in a system that once held them back. It’s an achievement above and beyond what white people face. So it’s important to give credit in cases where a giant step has been made by a person who once faced being held back. She went against the current of existing prejudice and succeeded.

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          1. Oh God……….Gary M…..love your humor…! (do as I do on occasion….if there is any blow-back, all you have to do is feign it as being a “type-o.”)

    2. What do you do when you free anybody?? You send them back home. It doesn’t matter if they were born here the bottom line is THEY DIDN’T BELONG HERE!!!

  2. Stop reading something into everything and everything into nothing! I understand you have worked to get your doctorate, but is that the important item or is what you want to happen in the important item? It was rude and thoughtless of Collins not to call you Dr. Rosario, but that is a man thing and they all do it no matter what color you are! We all get it! We are women! Get over it! You know who you are! Or do you?

      1. TRUE! NOR WHAT KIND OF DR. My daughter has degrees in many fields that consider her a Doctor, but she is not working as a Doctor, no one calls her a Doctor.

    1. I don’t know if it’s a man thing. But it maybe. I know That I worked decades with med doctors of all nationalities and rarely ever referred to them as Dr to their face. Did use Dr when referring to them to others.

  3. These libtards and there fake Liberal no good stupid degrees demand that we call them by Dr. ridiculous.

  4. He should have called her just by her last name – if is was him I would sue every member who voted to remove him. Since when is it mandatory to call someone by a specific name – she has a complex driving her to be above evryone else

      1. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING RACIST. bUT, NO MATTER WHAT WE SAY THEY CONSIDER IT RACIST. aND RACIST WAS ALL BUT GONE TILL OBAMA STARTED TRYING TO STIR IT ALL UP AGAIN. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE h IS WHITE PRIVILEGE. I NEVER GOT ANY PRIVILEGES. WE ARE ALL PEOPLE AND THEY NEED TO GET OVER THEMSELVES.

  5. this poor woman does not realize that raciest come in all sizes , shapes and colors and she has to earn respect as what I am seeing is that she wants attention and she wants to be a victim . this shows that if white people do not give
    in to the
    black raciest they use the race card

    1. She is calling him Tony, so why couldn’t he call her, Carrie?? He was respecting her equality to him. Mutual respect. HER name was listed as Carrie .

  6. Should be getting my doctorate in idiocy any time real soon. Should be some state college of lower living that will certify it. The proper designation will now be Blooming Idiot. Will this be eligible for government funds to pay for it?

  7. Calling Dr just because she prefers the title doesn’t make people respect her. He acknowledged her probably calling her Mrs or Ms. That shouldn’t be grounds to accuse him of disrespect and racism. Let’s hear all the facts, was she speaking in a snooty, disrespectful way? Was her attitude disrespectful? Was he condensending or did he have an ” I’m better than you” attitude? There’s several questions that need to be answered.

    1. YOUR RIGHT AND HE DID NOT DESERVE TO BE FIRED, BUT SHE PUSHED IT AND IF ANYTHING THEY BOTH SHOULD HAVE BEE. JUST BECAUSE SHE IS BLACK HE DID NOT NEED TO BOW DOWN TO HER, MAYBE HER LEVEL, BUT REALLY, COMON.

  8. Disrespect is getting someone fired for their freedom of speech. Disrespectful to call someone slanderous names because you cant control their speech.

  9. I do not think it had anything to do with race. Women always have to work harder to get recognition of equal value to men. Some people are having a hard time calling Jill Biden Doctor (of education). However, you an Jill who is white have gone to school for your doctorates and should be recognized for your educational position/accomplishments.

    1. JILL CALLS HERSELF THAT BUT, AS I SAID A DOCTORATE DOES NOT MAKE YOU A DOCTOR. WOULD YOU HIRE HER TO DO YOUR SURGERY? JILL BIDEN EITHER?

  10. Many friends and relatives reside in North Carolina causing me to consider relocation.
    Reading this story is changing my mind regarding a possible move to North Carolina.
    Apparently that state is infected with stupidity among it’s elected officials.
    There’s enough of that where I already live and I’m tired of it.

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    1. NC has that whigger democrat governor Roy Cooper who started letting conversion jobs use the ladies’ rooms at will…

    2. LOL! I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA AND MY NEIGHBOR IS BLACK AND WE TALK AND SHE LAUGHS ABOUT ALOT OF THE THINGS THE YOUNG BLACK WOMEN ARE DOING. WE CALLED IT PREJUDICE WHEN I WAS A KID. i MAY NOT WANT TO MARRY OR GO OUT WITH A BLACK MAN, BUT THATS BECAUSE I REALLY LIKE ITALIANS. LMAO

  11. Same old stuff, just a different day. So sick of these people taking advantage of every person that is white for something that happened when their own race sold them into slavery and we have been blamed for the whole thing. And they still get away with their racism against all whites. Let it rest or go complain and look for hand outs from your Mother country.

  12. I am married, but do not require that everyone call me Mrs. Please just give it a break! Respect is earned, not just doled out because you have a “title.”

  13. Such thin skin. Does all black people call you Doctor? No they don’t. This “white privilege” is some woke BS. I’ll swap my white privilege card for that victimhood card any day. My WP card never got me into school, let me pay less taxes, got me a good job. In fact, it has nothing at all for me…Teachers are thought of as doctors. PHD btw stands for Piled Higher and Deeper. Get over it and be an adult.

    1. SEEMS TO ME THE WAY IT REALLY IS, IS BLACK PRIVILEGE. I NEVER WAS SPOILED OR GOT MY WAY. I WOULD NEVER EVEN CONSIDER TRYING TO FORCE MY WAY ON TO ANYONE. THERE IS SUCH A THING AS BLACKS OR OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR BEING RACIST, TOO. I AM DOING MY FAMILY TREE AND I HAVE KINGS AND QUEENS IN IT, LOTS OF THEM, BUT IT DIDN’T DO ANYTHING FOR ME. AS I WAS TELLING MY NEIGHBOR WE ALL CAME FROM OVER THERE SOMEWHERE AND PROBABLY HAVE EVERY KIND OF BLOOD TYPE THERE IS, I KNOW, JUST ABOUT EVERYONE IS MY COUSIN, NO MATTER WHERE THEY CAME FROM., I WAS KIDDING MY SON AND TOLD HIM IF I AM RELATED TO EVERYONE SERIOUSLY, THEN I MUST HAVE CAME RIGHT FROM ADAM AND EVE. SO BEFORE YOU YELL AND BIT, LOOK AT THEM CLOSER, THEY MIGHT BE A RELATIVE.

  14. Seems to me certain people being profiled into something they arent by opinions, feelings, emotions of unfounded facts void of respect for freedoms of every individule. Just turn the table and the results would be the same. If he demanded to her what she did to him.

  15. My view is this, she didn’t call him counsel-man Collins she said mr Collins respect is earned not given because you said so. It works both ways. I hope the voters see this and vote all the other counsel members out of office.

  16. If they were not BLACK, What Would They Be? I was not aware that anyone has a choice as to the color they were born!!!

  17. In my personal opinion, no black person should be given any money for the way they were treated as slaves. The African American has already been given more than ample of payback for their past history. You have a question to answer? How many of the 10 million Native Americans received money for the slaughtering of their ethnicity? How many Chinese were paid for their slavery, and how many Irish were paid for their slavery? The African Americans have been provided more opportunities than any other mistreated races. Think about that!

  18. So much for freedom of speech. I guess the constitution means nothing to that city counsel. And I thought we lived in the United States of America. This limiting freedom of speech must be stopped. The democrats are running wild. Here is an idea How about making us into two countries. One with the liberal states and one with conservative states. The liberal states would not last three years.

  19. Only in america can you not express your views anymore. Now the democraps will tell you what to think.. oe else

  20. So she earned (or otherwise obtained) a doctorate. Good for her. Too bad her ego has gone off the rails and she has never learned to control it.

  21. Wow…….for a minute there I thought I was going to read about the firing of Kum-mala Harris. But……well…..it was a city council man that got the ax. Guess I will go back and read the article now……CYA folks, down the road a bit…

  22. I would like one of those “race cards.” My how they get you tons of free stuff, even cell phones. No one ever gave me a free cell phone. You know, they are not cheap. Also, Dr., before your name doesn’t make you very smart, as this lady has just proven. She has proved one thing, she has no respect for anyone. Oh well! I don’t have to be her judge and jury, but some day she will be put before a judge and he probably will not all her “Dr.”

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  24. it is not wrong to not call this person doctor…her last name can be used such as Miss or Mrs so in so….NO ONE should be fired for not sayin DR>>>>>>He need s a good lawyer to sue the pants off this woman……She earned this degree, I guess, which is great, but the world doesn’t need to idolize her…… get over yourself dr.

  25. Darn, now I will have to call my preacher Doctor, as he has two Doctorates, one in theology and. One in paleontology. For the last 35 years I’ve just called him Tom, or brother Tom. The same as all of his parishioners.

  26. You know I think the title of Doctor is a little misleading. I am not sure I would like a Doctor of Education doing surgery on my heart. Phd’s are a sign of advanced studies and have no medical connotation. However it is initially misleading without clarification. A “Doctor” as most of us understand is a person with exceptional training and ability to cure illness and repair the broken body. A doctor of social studies is over educated in an area that the average person probably has as much knowledge, it is called common sense.

  27. Well just who the hell does she think she is. I am sure she will not call g floyd, m. brown or any of the other career
    criminals that her race is glorifying as thugs and career criminals but they are. She is who she is and to show her behind like she did about a title is telling.

  28. Sure would like to see statements by her about President Trump or any other Rep, elected official. If anyone has any please post.

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