I was stunned by a recent letter about Commissioner Jeff Dixon’s willingness to surrender his seat to a black person in order to gain balance on the Pasquotank Board of Commissioners. On the one hand I clearly see that the Pasquotank County voters have expressed their collective will in having selected the candidates of their choice but on the other hand I can appreciate Mr. Dixon’s desire for fairness. One might think that Mr. Dixon has been struck by a feeling of awareness and concern, but I’m not that sure.
At first I thought Dixon was trying to curry favor in some manner but maybe not. Perhaps he’s really experienced an epiphany of sorts. Could it be that he’s willing to do this for more than just appearance’s sake? That he’s really a good guy at heart and has seen the need to give up his seat to some yet unnamed black person so he can share the power? It’s not that all unheard of these days. The Democrats have said for some time that whites should surrender power to blacks in the name of fairness.
If Mr. Dixon’s heart is leading him in that direction then I think he needs to cede his position to a black person in the very near future. In Dixon’s mind it would be the right thing to do, so I applaud his decision.
It’s a courageous and selfless thing he’s doing. I wish Mr. Dixon much success after he vacates his commissioner’s seat.