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WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

MY TURN: Confronting the brutal facts

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

All too often, we dance around the truth, failing to confront the brutal facts. But that's not a problem for Center City Commission President Jeff Sanford.

Sanford's group is dedicated to helping our economy grow by spurring downtown development, but he said last week that job is being made harder by the political corruption and the racial politics that continue to poison our community.

Specifically, he described our political corruption as "shocking expressions of entitlement in high and low places . . . a subculture of misconduct that is frankly an absolute embarrassment."

Sanford said race-card politics continue to spoil the image of Memphis nationwide, especially among those who might consider moving businesses here. Most importantly, he described the special election for Memphis mayor as "a special moment in time, an opportunity to begin turning the history that has divided us into a future that will finally unite us."

I was inspired by Jeff Sanford's remarks and I sincerely hope each and every candidate for Memphis Mayor will be as well.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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