Dallas County Candidate Admits Plan To Reward His Children Who Marry White, Straight Christians
Talk about turning marriage and “family values” into an Idol – this guy takes the cake.
By Marwa Eltagouri // May 18, 2018
The estranged brother of a former judge running for county commissioner contacted the Dallas Morning News earlier this week with a bold assertion: That the candidate, Vickers ‘Vic’ Cunningham, was a lifelong racist.
Cunningham, a former criminal district judge, largely denied his brother’s accusations. But he confirmed to the newspaper that he had set up a living trust with a clause that would reward his children if they married a white person.
“I strongly support traditional family values,” Cunningham, 55, told the Dallas Morning News. “If you marry a person of the opposite sex that’s Caucasian, that’s Christian, they will get a distribution.”
The trust, in addition to other allegations of racist behavior, has already cost him an endorsement in a Republican runoff election on May 22 for county commissioner in Dallas County.
Cunningham said his views on interracial marriage have changed since 2010, when he created the trust. He said he is accepting of his son’s relationship with a woman of Vietnamese descent, for example — but told the Dallas Morning News he could not change the terms of the trust.
While Cunningham claims he is not a racist, statements people claim he’s made show otherwise. Amanda Tackett, who worked on Cunningham’s 2006 campaign for district attorney, said she heard him on several occasions use the n-word to describe black people.
She told the Dallas Morning News that Cunningham would refer to his criminal cases involving black people as “T.N.D.s,” which stood for “Typical [n-word] Deals.” Tackett likened Cunningham to “a character out of a movie.”
Cunningham told the Dallas Morning News that, despite the racial preferences he had for his children’s spouses, he was never discriminatory as a criminal district judge — a job he held for 10 years in Dallas County, during which he presided over the trials of dozens of black and Hispanic people and sent them to prison.