What a night at Wayne State!
Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick faced-off against four other candidates vying for the 13th Congressional District seat. And, as expected, Kilpatrick faced questions surrounding her son, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Candidate and Detroit resident Steve Hume said to the audience, “She’s the one that used the term ‘yall’s boy’. If I used that term, I would be considered a racist.” That comment was followed by loud boos from the audience.
Cheeks-Kilpatrick’s responded later by saying: “I’m running on my record. My son has had problems. I love my son. But I’m running on what I do.”
Other candidates included the Rev. Glenn Plummer and businessman Vincent Brown. The only candidate that did not participate was Senator Hansen Clarke.
The Wayne State University Journalism Institute for Media Diversity and the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists co-sponsored the debate, which was moderated by WWJ’s City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas.