It’s ironic, in many ways, because, at one point in her life, Ms. Jennings was charged with promoting diversity in hiring and contracting practices for the City of Alexandria. She was fired from that position, by the way, and today, she is launching her candidacy for Mayor out of the law offices of Bridgett Brown (who so generously donated to the cerebral palsy telethon yesterday; her $25 makes a real difference).
To me, JacquesBarack is a direct reflection of the campaign Ms. Brown is housing. Cerebral Palsy of Louisiana should return her paltry donation. I will reimburse them, no net loss.
I take this very seriously. I don’t deserve to be ridiculed for being disabled, and I believe that JacquesBarack’s “anonymous” blog was created to support and supplement a political campaign.
I have to wonder: How is this effective?
To anyone who supports Ms. Jennings,
If you care about her, renounce this. It’s bigoted. It’s stupid. It’s amateurish.
In all seriousness, this isn’t just about me. I’ve developed some thick skin during the last few years, and I’ve taken my fair share of online ridicule. But until recently, I’d never been attacked so deliberately for being disabled. My real objection to this campaign is that it’s an attack on cerebral palsy. If you’re going to criticize me, then at least have the dignity and integrity of criticizing my work, instead of my disability. Otherwise, you’re simply being bigoted. People with C.P. can be fully-productive, abled-bodied professionals.There’s no need or reason to conflate C.P. with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, unless you’re also attempting to attack a disabled person’s parents.
Yet that’s what supporters of Von Jennings are doing.
Publicly renounce JacquesBarack, Von. If you really want to be Alexandria’s Mayor, then start acting like one.