Candidate: Marysville should be as white ‘as possible’

A photo of Marysville City Park. (Courtesy: City of Marysville Facebook page.)

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan shocked a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white “as much as possible.”

Jean Cramer made the comment Thursday in response to a question about diversity in Marysville, a city in St. Clair County, 55 miles northeast of Detroit. The Times Herald in Port Huron said she’s one of five candidates running for three council seats in November.

More than 90% of Marysville’s 9,700-person population is white.

Cramer responded when the moderator asked candidates if Marysville should do more to attract foreign-born residents, who are boosting populations in some Great Lakes states.

“Keep Marysville a white community as much as possible,” she replied.

The newspaper later asked Cramer if she wanted to clarify her remarks.

“Husband and wife need to be the same race. Same thing with kids,” she said. “That’s how it’s been from the beginning of, how can I say, when God created the heaven and the earth. He created Adam and Eve at the same time. But as far as me being against blacks, no I’m not.”

Other candidates at the forum were deeply troubled. Mike Deising said: “Just checking the calendar here and making sure it’s still 2019.”

Council member Paul Wessel said anyone who makes it to Marysville should be allowed to live there. The council meeting room is named for the late Joseph Johns, who was Syrian, owned a local business and was an elected official for decades. He was the father of Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Hayman.

“I don’t even know that I can talk yet, I’m so upset and shocked. … So basically, what you’ve said is that my father and his family had no business to be in this community,” Hayman told Cramer.

Mayor Dan Damman said Cramer’s comments were “vile” and “jaw-dropping.”

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  • lml25

    She will be villified for saying this but,on a much smaller scale,it’s the same thing blacks and Mex want to achieve nationally–to take over the US and eliminate whites. They’ll do it too if there’s no pushback ie:civil war. Minorities don’t say this out loud,but that IS the goal.–replace whites.Mexico wants their old land back in the SW USA and the blacks–who are being helped by idiotic white liberals–think they will not only take over here,but around the world ,as Africa’s population explodes and heads to Europe.first.
    Why whites can’t decide their future –when we built this country–is beyond me.Now illegals have more rights than we do in GR.

    • Dan Smith

      Shut up. Seriously, does anyone ever just tell you to shut up. You’re a race-baiting idiot. So please, on behalf on the CIVILIZED world, shit the hell up.

      Someone take this fools jitterbug cellphone, PLEASE.

    • Fedup

      How did you build a stolen country. Did you forget the Indians. Maybe blacks wouldn’t be here if you were actually doing the work instead of needing slaves for all the building, plowing, and Building of the country.

  • Jake

    Well we have all black college’s and that is perfectly fine. Why can’t we have all white cities or anything for that matter? That is racist if we do so why isn’t it racist for the all black college’s?

    • lml25

      Or black TV shows–“Sister Circle” is all black,yet there are zero all white casts on shows–you can’t even have all whites in a 30 second commercial anymore. BET is all black–no problem. Black Caucus–no problem. You can’t have all white cities because they would be crime free and a pleasure to live in–the white/black liberals have spoken.

      • Dan Smith

        Shut up. Seriously, does anyone ever just tell you to shut up. You’re a race-baiting idiot. So please, on behalf on the CIVILIZED world, shit the hell up.

        Someone take this fools jitterbug cellphone, PLEASE.

  • Augster

    The irony of it all is that’s exactly what Pelosi, Schumer, The Clinton’s, and yes, The Obamas say when choosing a neighborhood.

  • Better common sense

    This “lady” will never be elected. As for you idiots ☝ once again, there you go with your stupidity and ignorance. It’s upsetting and hilarious to know there’s illiterates like this still thinking about fighting civil war. We are the most advanced country in the world, no doubt. America is the greatest nation on earth. Other countries want to be as successful as we are and here you go barking about bringing back the past. Do some research or enroll in a course to find out more about reality, you all are so delusional. It’s entertaining at least…..

      • lml25

        No Common Sense:Other nations would love for the US to do away with the white population so it will be easy to defeat in a takeover. Russia and China fear our Euro-ethnic citizens–we’ve invented everything–they don’t fear non-English speaking immigrants and a black governed country. They would know how to operate a damn piece of machinery to defend America.

  • Liv

    The comment made by potential council candidate Jean Cramer encourages white purity, hatred and ignorance. I am saddened by her inability to see the beauty in other people.

  • Novi Dwi Prasetya

    Yes, because I am sure all the “woke” pearl clutchers here are just chomping at the bit to move to one of Michigans majority black neighborhoods, right? Spare me the virtue-signaling. I know we are all expected to collectively lie, and pretend that all cultures are the same, and that we *totally* don’t even notice any differences, and would *never* prefer to live with one demographic over another, but let’s not forget, it *is* a lie we are living. We all DO notice the differences. We simply censor ourselves and silently vow never to speak of it and to condemn anyone who does. What any of this has actually gained anyone, is unclear.

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