annexation http://wmot.org en Memphis Mayor Wharton Calls Legislation Racist http://wmot.org/post/memphis-mayor-wharton-calls-legislation-racist <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn.&nbsp; (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Memphis Mayor A. C. Wharton says two bills introduced in the Tennessee legislature yesterday smack of &ldquo;racism, classism, and schoolyard bullying.&rdquo;</p><p>The measures would hem the city in by limiting its ability to annex surrounding communities.</p><p>The Memphis Commercial Appeal says the bills were introduced by three east Shelby County Republicans.&nbsp; One of the measures was introduced by Sen. Mark Norris and Rep. Curry Todd, both of Collierville; the other by Norris and Rep. Ron Lollar of Bartlett.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:22:43 +0000 Mike Osborne 6830 at http://wmot.org