Last Updated on March 24, 2021
Nikuyah Walker, the mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, posted an extremely profane poem bashing her own city, then followed up with another poem railing against her city.
Walker’s initial poem disparaging the city she leads, which she posted on Facebook and Twitter, attracted some confused scrutiny from the public. Walker wrote, “Charlottesville: The beautiful-ugly it is. It rapes you, comforts you in its cum stained sheet and tells you to keep its secrets.”
— Mayor Nikuyah Walker (@NikuyahWalkerCC) March 24, 2021
After the little piece of “artistry” got removed by Facebook (it was later restored), Walker followed up with another poem, and later an image that reads “My art doesn’t understand you either.”
Walker wrote: “Is this better? I’m asking the person who reported my short poem to FB…Charlottesville: The beautiful-ugly it is. It lynched you, hung the noose at city hall and pressed the souvenir that was once your finger against its lips. It covers your death with its good intentions. It is a place where white women with Black kids collects signature for a white man who questions whether a black woman understands white supremacy. It is destructively world class. White people say that it is a place where gentrification started with the election of a Black women in 2017 and because of white power, a lie becomes #facts. Its daily practice is that of separating you from your soul. Charlottesville is void of a moral compass. It’s as if good ole tj is still cleverly using his whip to whip the current inhabitants into submissiveness. Charlottesville rapes you of your breaths. It suffocates your hopes and dreams. It liberates you by conveniently redefining liberation. It progressively chants while it conservatively acts. Charlottesville is anchored in white supremacy and rooted in racism. Charlottesville rapes you and covers you in sullied sheets.”
Walker became mayor in January 2018 after running a City Council campaign focused on the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally that galvanized Woke progressive opposition to it. The City Council voted for her 4-1 to take over as mayor.
Walker’s diatribe against her own city is not surprising in the age of Woke politics, but it might not necessarily inspire confidence in her city government’s ability to, you know, MANAGE that city. Will Woke mayors disparaging their own cities become a new trend?