Multiple national blogs and media outlets have portrayed this movement as a group of wealthy white citizens looking to secede from "poor, black" Baton Rouge. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is about working class people standing up and taking responsibility of their community. Race baiting is what people do when they have no logical argument left and need to sell newspapers or generate traffic to their website. They invoke race and socioeconomic circumstance in an attempt to demonize and belittle a courageous effort. We're not seceding from the city Baton Rouge. We are incorporating an unincorporated area of East Baton Rouge Parish. St. George is about creating a safe, modern, efficiently run city and a world class, globally competitive school system. We are truly honored and blessed by your support.
Unfortunately there are no "rich white residents" backing this campaign. It's a citizen led initiative that is funded by donations through this site. If you would like to help us you can donate online by clicking here.
Here are a few distorted stories from national media: