08.23.2019

Keep city as white 'as much as possible,' council candidate says, stunning forum in Michigan

Keep city as white 'as much as possible,' council candidate says, stunning forum in Michigan (Photo: Brian Wells/Times Herald)

A city council candidate in Marysville stunned an election forum Thursday night with racist comments that she later doubled down on when answering a question about diversity.

Much of the night focused on city development and park improvements, but that thread was momentarily marred with shock following a racist statement from political newcomer Jean Cramer.

“Keep Marysville a white community as much as possible,” said Cramer, one of five candidates vying for three open council seats in November.

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