Official Accused of Saying Black Leaders Bankrupt Governments Must Resign

Target: Douglas County, Georgia Commission Chairman Tom Worthan

Goal: Resign from serving as chairman of the Douglas County Commission and don’t serve in public office ever again.

Douglas County, Georgia Commission Chairman Tom Worthan was allegedly secretly recorded recently at a local festival making racist comments about black political candidates and leaders. These comments showed Worthan’s true racist colors and demonstrated that he is unfit to serve the people of Douglas County. Demand Worthan resign for his alleged bigoted comments.

Worthan was reportedly recorded while campaigning at the festival saying he would “pack up and get outta here” if certain black candidates won office and that governments run by black leaders aren’t successful and end up bankrupt. He also allegedly said that if black sheriff candidate Tim Pounds were elected, Pounds would “put a bunch of blacks in leadership positions” and that Horthan was afraid Pounds would “put his black brothers in positions” they’re not qualified for.

Worthan has claimed he was just pandering to what he thought was a racist voter. His comments are a perfect example of the systematic racism that has no place in any government. Demand Worthan resign for his disgusting comments about black people.


Dear Mr. Worthan,

As you know, your alleged racist comments you made about black leaders have been made public and are facing backlash for good reason. You are part of the “good ol’ boys” club that does its best to enable and perpetuate systematic racism in our government.

You work with black leaders every day and are elected to serve the people of Douglas County, which includes black people. You showed how you really feel about black people in government and thus no longer deserve your position. Racism has no place in politics. I demand you resign from your position and stay away from public office from here on out.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Paul Sableman

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