AZ Lawmaker Suggests Holiday for White People – The Feminist Wire

AZ Lawmaker Suggests Holiday for White People

“I wanted to speak to you all about Latino Americans here in Arizona,” said state Rep. Richard Miranda on the House floor Monday, starting the conversation that sparked the controversy. Miranda said Arizona should have a Latino American day in Arizona.  After some heated debate, Rep. Cecil Ash stepped up to the mic. “I’m supportive of this proposition. I just want them to assure me that when we do become in the minority you’ll have a day for us,” Ash said.  The public’s reaction has been mixed, but Ash stands by his comment. He explained to media sources: “I think that if and when the Caucasian population becomes a minority, they may want to celebrate the accomplishments and the contributions of the Caucasian population the same way.” Ash went on to say the state should acknowledge the accomplishments of great people, no matter their ethnic background.

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