The past twenty four hours have been really rough after the unexpected news of the passing of my wife’s sister. That said, I suppose the racial comedy Gods saw it fit to bring to my attention the following story. I must admit, I did get a chuckle out of it; however, since I’m not trying to get deeper than a kiddie pool today, I’ll leave it up to you to tell me what you think of this foolishness.
I know some of my cousins may be offended by this, but I’m not. The thought of a White History Month, or even a Caucasian American Day is so hilarious to me. It is, because even if said group became a minority, there’s no way in hell they’d be oppressed. Nor would there be a need to “celebrate” the achievements of white folks in America. But I guess for some, this would be necessary; especially to overcome white slavery and all the Jerome Crow laws.
PHOENIX (CBS5) – Arizona is already taking a lot of heat for its reputation regarding illegal immigration, and for Gov. Jan Brewer’s finger-wagging at President Barack Obama during a recent visit, and a state lawmaker isn’t exactly helping the state’s image.Rep. Cecil Ash, a Republican from Mesa, is suggesting Arizona needs a 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. (source)
That Rep. Cecil Ash sure is a funny dude, but not really. When the governor of your state disrespects America’s first Black president by waving her finger in his face in full view of the world. As a lawmaker, you could only be half kidding about something like maybe a White folks appreciation day. Hell, they banned ethnic studies and passed racist immigration laws in Arizona, didn’t they? Yeah, white folks have done a lot out there. So yeah, Happy White People Day.