Representative LaKeshia Myers Issues Statement Regarding AJR8
"The insistence that Colin Kaepernick’s name be removed from the black history month resolution was an exercise in white privilege and one that I cannot accept."
(MADISON) – “After further consideration, I have instructed the Chief clerk to change my vote on Assembly Joint Resolution 8. I could not in good conscience vote for a watered down version of what was introduced by the Legislative Black Caucus. For much of our existence in the United States, African Americans have had to ask for permission; I refuse to ask for permission when honoring those who have made significant contributions to the plight of African American people. The insistence that Colin Kaepernick’s name be removed from the black history month resolution was an exercise in white privilege and one that I cannot accept. To agree to the watered down version of this resolution would mean supporting the suppression of the African American’s fundamental right to protest injustice. That is something I cannot and will not do.
More about the Capitol's Colin Kaepernick Controversy
- Murphy’s Law: Republicans and Colin Kaepernick - Bruce Murphy - Feb 19th, 2019
- Colin Kaepernick to be featured in city’s 28 Days of Black History - Milwaukee Common Council - Feb 15th, 2019
- GOP Senators, Too, Resist Honoring Kaepernick - Shawn Johnson - Feb 14th, 2019
- Legislators Clash on Black History Month - Laurel White - Feb 13th, 2019
- Statement from Rep. Brostoff in Support of Colin Kaepernick’s Achievements - State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff - Feb 13th, 2019
- Representative LaKeshia Myers Issues Statement Regarding AJR8 - State Rep. LaKeshia Myers - Feb 12th, 2019
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