The council was considering municipal judges today, and the African-American members of the council – Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins, Councilman Dwaine Caraway, and Councilwomen Vonciel Jones Hill and Carolyn Davis – felt there were fewer African-Americans than there should be among the choices, Oak Cliff People reports:
As the four councilmembers walked out, a contingent of residents began shouting at Rawlings.
“Where the black people going?”
“Oh, this is a white people thing?”
Following the vote, Caraway vowed to fight the appointments.
“You all wanted to play games, well the games just begun,” Caraway said.