Really don't know much about you since you haven't really been a part of the Democratic Party in NC. I hear you used to work on a farm, and have been quite the lobbyist for big corporations. I've been going to meetings from the precinct level on up through state party conventions and SEC meetings, but I've never seen you or met you.
Like I said - I don't know you, but I do know John Brooks. And this really is an act of desperation on your part to drag up stuff from decades ago to smear a good man.
I've known him from my work with the Democratic Party, and I've also known him from working with him in the Wake County Progressive Democrats, and the Progressive Democrats of North Carolina. Just like you - John Brooks worked on a farm in his youth. And he's not a racist. In fact, he helped black voters in Durham get their foot in the door of the Durham County Democratic Party when it was largely a whites-only organization. Hardly the work of a racist, wouldn't you say?
And as Labor Commissioner, John Brooks worked to protect working men and women of ALL races. There is more pro-labor precedent-setting case law on the books with his name attached than any Labor Commissioner before or after his previous 4 terms. And John Brooks has run for a variety of offices within the Democratic Party for decades, and no one here thinks he's a racist.
There is no comparison between what John Brooks has done to help working men and women of all races compared to what you have done in your adult career as a corporate lobbyist. I'd love to see what you wrote to your corporate bosses about how they could best overcome burdensome regulations designed to protect working men and women - but I assume that "work product" and you can't produce it for us to look at, right?
You ought to be more positive - talking more about what you could do to help working men and women in North Carolina instead of mounting personal attacks on fellow Democrats.
You owe Mr. Brooks an apology for dragging his good name into the mud.