The selection of Wagstaff triggered an avalanche of responses regarding the merits of Wagstaff holding the powerful position. “With Jackie Wagstaff as the new chair of the DCABP, do we really expect that this PAC is interested in coming to the table and truly working together with the likes of the PA?,” an anonymous reader posted on this blog.
Critics of the DCABP have been quick to point to Wagstaff’s past as a member of the City Council and School Board. They are slow in forgetting her attack of white school board members for failing to take the needs of black students into account at board meetings. Wagstaff’s name has become synonymous with in your face.
So, why would the DCABP select her to chair the political committee?
The bottom line related to the conversation of Wagstaff being chosen is simple. The DCABP doesn’t care what others think. It’s an organization involved in the affairs of black people. It’s called that for a reason. Yes, we need to coexist, but that will never happen within a context that demands forfeiting everything to satisfy the desire of that other PAC.