Post-election healing needed

Published 10:42 am Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Alice Brown knew something was up, so in December, she took her plea to the Davie commissioners.

Speaking during the public comment section of the meeting, she urged the commissioners – all Republicans- to do their part to help the country come together after the election.

She remembers well that after Barak Obama was elected President in 2008, protestors were seen regularly in Mocksville, carrying “Take Our Country Back” signs. What she saw after the recent election didn’t give her much hope. Mostly, false claims and fear mongering, she told the board.

Even after living through the 60s, Brown said the efforts to suppress voters reached a new magnitude.

“Maybe you would have to walk in my shoes during the Civil Rights Movement to understand my passion,” she said. “It’s like going back in time to hear such news as three cops in Wilmington say they are ready for another civil war … and now to see troubling caravans on our highways.

“We have work to do to address post election healing.”