Black community in the Valley reacts to Pharr commissioners social media comment
A Facebook comment posted by a Pharr city commissioner continues to draw backlash from the community. At least two petitions are circulating, calling for Place 5 Commissioner Ricardo Medina to step down.
For Nathaniel Mata, a black Rio Grande Valley resident, the commissioner’s comment calling the man who threatened McAllen protesters with a chainsaw a hero makes him sad that some people don’t believe anti-blackness exists in the area.
Mata says he knows firsthand that’s not true. Although he understands Medina thought the man was protecting a business before he knew the full story, Mata says it made an impact either way.
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