One son became the first black mayor of a major American city.
A black Mayor does not mean as much to them, he said.
"I don't know of any business that would leave town just because we have a black mayor."
"And, I think the time has come for the city to have a black mayor."
He is thought to be the first black mayor in Germany.
Which is to say that for a black mayor, this was no choice at all.
"At some point, we are not going to be able to get a black mayor," he said.
His being the city's first black mayor no doubt increased them.
Still others might never give a black mayor the benefit of the doubt.
There were a number of black mayors in the group.