Black Male Ego Sinks Black Woman Magic In St. Louis Election: Tishaura Jones Loses Mayor’s Race By 888 Votes
Black Male Ego Sinks Black Woman Magic in St. Louis Election: Tishaura Jones Loses Mayor’s Race by 888 Votes
If there was a nexus between the Black Lives Matter movement and the pussy-hat-wearing, International Day of Women post-Trump-election movement, it should have been the St. Louis Democratic primary for mayor on Tuesday.
St. Louis has never had a female mayor, and the top two candidates were Lyda Krewson, a 64-year-old white alderman with the endorsement of the problematic St. Louis Police Department, and Tishaura Jones, a 44-year-old black incumbent city treasurer active with Black Lives Matter since the Ferguson, Mo., uprising. In a city that is majority black, somehow Jones lost to Krewson by a …