I am writing because I can no longer sit quietly and watch Byron Amos make a mockery of the responsible, servant leader our children deserve to have representing them on the Atlanta School Board at this critical time.
First, he insists we should understand that it was just a job for him to be outside of a nightclub promoting gangster rap music that calls my nieces, and your daughters, hoes. Then he tells us that he shouldn't be held responsible for a negative campaign piece mailed to my home supporting him. Really? What message is this sending to our children?
I will NOT vote for Mr. Amos because of his own decisions and the decisions of his supporters. Too many children are choosing the jail house instead of the school house because of the negative stereotypes Mr. Amos glorifies. And too many children are dying because they are being bullied and harassed for being just the kind of different that Mr. Amos' supporters criticize.
I know Angela Brown. She helped me with my campaign and organized young people in our community who for the first time in their lives got involved in the political process. The children Angela touched over the years came from tough backgrounds and I look at them now—they are in college and working, they are confident young adults, and they give back to the community. That's Angela Brown.
This is likely my last chance to vote as an Atlanta resident, and I take the ballot seriously. I couldn't be more proud to cast my vote for Angela Brown and I hope you will too.
So, I say, vote Angela Brown on Tuesday, Dec. 6th www.electangelabrown.com.
Khaatim S. El, FormerAtlanta School Board Representative, District 2
Khaatim S. El
1286 W. Fair Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30314