Posted on May 25, 2018

GOP Candidate Set Up Trust That Pays His Kids for Marrying White People

Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post, May 19, 2018

A former Dallas judge who’s now running in a GOP runoff for local commissioner has admitted to setting up a living trust that rewards his children for marrying white, Christian spouses of the opposite sex.

Vickers Cunningham confirmed the arrangement in an interview with The Dallas Morning News after his estranged brother, Bill Cunningham, told the paper that the former judge was racist and revealed details about the trust.

The candidate, however, calmly defended the trust arrangement to The Dallas Morning News, explaining that he distributes money to his children for certain “milestones,” such as earning an advanced degree — and marrying what he considers the right kind of spouse.


The candidate’s estranged brother, who is married to a black man, called his brother’s views and actions “disqualifying for anyone to hold public office in 2018.”


A number of people also told the outlet that Vickers Cunningham often uses the racial slur n****r, which he denied.

The GOP political hopeful is running to be commissioner in Dallas County, where black and Latino people make up the majority of the population. {snip}

Cunningham insisted to the newspaper that his opposition to interracial, same-sex marriages for his own children “never translated to unfairness on the bench or discrimination in any way.”