Vickers Cunningham, a Republican candidate for the county fee, had won an endorsement from The Dallas Morning News. But after telling the paper he sought after to praise his children for marrying directly white people, he discovered himself on the heart of an issue accusing him of being a racist.
The Dallas Morning News reported
that Cunningham mentioned he had arrange a agree with that inspired his children to marry people who have been “white, Christian and the opposite sex.”
“I strongly support traditional family values,” Cunningham said, according to the paper
. “If you marry a person of the opposite sex that’s Caucasian, that’s Christian, they will get a distribution.”
The Dallas Morning News noted
Cunningham mentioned he has modified his perspectives on interracial marriage since he arrange the agree with in 2010.
The editorial board wrote
that its transfer to rescind its endorsement of Cunningham was once “based on several pieces of information that have come to light in the final days of this campaign.”
“While Cunningham denies using the N-word, the reporting by The News’ Naomi Martin leaves us unwilling to recommend him to potentially lead and serve Dallas County,” the paper later writes.
Cunningham is working for Dallas County Commissioners Court Precinct 2.