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Isaac Galvan: A ‘jackleg’ in our midst

"You know what’s really in a person’s heart and soul by the confession of the tongue"

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Compton District 2 Councilman Isaac Galvan. Photo: YouTube/CharterLocalEdition

Compton District 2 Councilman Isaac Galvan is the kind of ‘jackleg’ city official we could all do without

Never mind that District 2 representative, Isaac Galvan, is characterized by unscrupulousness, dishonesty, lack of professional standards, and his word is fertilizer in the wind.

But, to add grime to the grim, Galvan is suspected of being closet racist.

He’s what we know. In 2015, Galvan was allegedly at a meeting of Latino political leaders in neighboring Carson, Calif. Nothing wrong with that, as there were some notable, outstanding people in the room, our sources tell us.

During the course of the gathering, the discourse swung around to Galvan and his prospects for re-election in 2017 in Compton, where he doesn’t need citywide votes, but only votes from his district, which is comprised of a Latino majority.

The sources alleged that Galvan was visibly intoxicated, bragged he’d win easily because he didn’t need the Black vote and then for some inexplicable reason, allegedly went on a tirade referring to Mayor Aja Brown, and councilpersons Janna Zurita, Emma Sharif, and Tana McCoy — all whom are Black — as n—–s and monkeys.

The sources said Galvan “absolutely” said those words and was scornful and unapologetic when pulled aside and chastised about how wrong it was to mouth such shocking epithets, and more importantly while representing a district and city where tens of thousands of African-Americans reside.

Again we are qualifying these claims with “alleged” because the statements have not been proven in a court of law.

Contempt for Black people? It may not register to the public when he puts on his mask and smiles in the face of his Black constituents or appears harmonious with his counterparts on the council, each week.

But you know what’s really in a person’s heart and soul by the confession of the tongue. The good book backs this up:

O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

Galvan’s opposition says beneath the veil he is a sinister political operative encrusted internally with grime. They say there is no good in him. He claims to be Christian, but so does Donald Trump.

How can one vote for an unrepentant individual like this who has scorn for Black Comptonians? Compton doesn’t need this. America doesn’t need this.

Jarrette Fellows, Jr. is Publisher and Editor of Compton Herald. He attended junior and senior high school in Compton, and is an alumnus of California State University, Los Angeles.

  • Robert L Ray April 16, 2017

    Galvan does not fulfill his promises either. I will not go into details, but he made me a promise and has made no attempt to honor that promise.