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Hey, I say why not, we have a Martin Luther King Day.

An Arizona legislator raised eyebrows this week with a suggestion that the state should name a holiday for Caucasians.

State Rep. Cecil Ash’s remarks began in jest while he was speaking on the Arizona House floor Monday, but asked to clarify them later, Ash doubled down and said he thought such a holiday was a good idea.

It started when state Rep. Richard Miranda, a Democrat, said Arizona should have a day to celebrate Latino Americans, Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO-TV reported. According to the station, Miranda’s suggestion touched off a tense debate, and that’s when Ash stepped in to try to relieve the tension with a moment of levity.

“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, a Republican, said.



His words achieved their desired effect and got a few laughs. But after his comments got out, he told KPHO he stood by them.

“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 said.

He told the station he thinks the state should acknowledge the accomplishments of great people, regardless of their ethnicity.

KPHO spoke with a few Arizonans to get their thoughts about Ash’s proposal: Reaction was mixed, with one person calling it a “crazy idea” but another saying it was a “good idea — Like they have Cinco de Mayo for Mexicans. We need something for whites.”


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pinklipstick3

Feb 4 @ 8:26PM  
Okay you guys the truth is stranger than fiction as you all just point out in the last 5 minutes.
Wordsofwit

Feb 4 @ 8:27PM  
In Texas, Confederate Heros Day is a state holiday. Columbus Day is a paid holiday for many back east. I view those as white people holidays.
xquseme

Feb 4 @ 8:28PM  
I'm in! We can celebrate with vanilla ice cream, cafe au lait, white wine, and light beer!

Joke 'em if they can't take a fuck!
40DWM

Feb 4 @ 8:35PM  
HELL NO!!!! White people take off, work don't get done.
StraddleMyNose

Feb 4 @ 8:35PM  
Columbus Day
Nice try there, Bruce. This U.S. holiday honors the man who discovered America for many people on the other side of the world, and not really a race.
somnium

Feb 4 @ 8:59PM  
If an Arizona legislator raised eyebrows suggesting a holiday for white people, that tells me right there just how chicken shit the rest of his colleges are, trying to keep their 'politically correct' BS practice alive, IMO!

If this suggestion had been raised in the U.S. Congress, I can just imagine the massive inrush into the area's hospitals from congressional members face-planting themselves to the floor!

sugarnspice005

Feb 4 @ 10:35PM  
Yep, that is the elected officials hard at work doing nothing.
lunanegra

Feb 5 @ 12:18AM  
Amerigo Vespucci discovered America, thus we arent named Colombia. Anyway, if something like this passes, I dont want to be on this planet anymore.
40DWM

Feb 5 @ 9:10AM  
^^ this persons vote, counts just as much as yours ^^

An indictment of the Liberal American Educational system.
lamearsesite

Feb 5 @ 9:14AM  
Amerigo Vespucci discovered America, thus we arent named Colombia.

Not quite, per wikipedia:

At the invitation of king Manuel I of Portugal, Vespucci participated as observer in several voyages that explored the east coast of South America between 1499 and 1502. On the first of these voyages he was aboard the ship that discovered that South America extended much further south than previously thought.

The expeditions became widely known in Europe after two accounts attributed to Vespucci were published between 1502 and 1504. In 1507, Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the new continent America after Vespucci's first name, Amerigo.

He may have discovered MORE of the new world but Columbus' journey took place seven years earlier.
TwistAndShout

Feb 5 @ 10:26AM  
Nice try there, Bruce. This U.S. holiday honors the man who discovered America for many people on the other side of the world, and not really a race.

And MLK Day honors the man who led the movement that established equal rights for everyone in America, not just African Americans.

And for all the white men here are who are feeling oppressed, let's just put this in context. Blacks were enslaved in America from 1619 to 1865. They were lynched, legally segregated and subject to legal discrimination for another 100 years until 1965.

So now, 38 years after three and a half centuries of legal oppression of blacks ended, some cranky old dude in AZ is whining that the tables have turned on whites, and whites need their own day to feel special. Pretty funny.
StraddleMyNose

Feb 5 @ 1:22PM  
And MLK Day honors the man who led the movement that established equal rights for everyone in America, not just African Americans.
You got a point. Okay, since there is a black history month, lets have a white history month as well...
TwistAndShout

Feb 5 @ 1:32PM  
You got a point. Okay, since there is a black history month, lets have a white history month as well...

They actually have eleven of them - every month of the year besides February.

Did you know there's also a Congressional White Caucus? It's known as the US Senate.
40DWM

Feb 5 @ 1:53PM  
After WWII, most people in Western Europe were grateful for the U.S. Troops that fought and died to free them.
I'm sure most in Iraq are not too happy.......but,

Hey, Straddle, how many Conservative Lincoln Republicans in your area fought for the freedom of
Slaves during the Civil War? How many died?
How many Al Gore Sr. and Byrd types kept the fight going?

When was the last time you were thanked for the sacrifices of your forebears?
AND not blamed for the actions of those you oppose?


StraddleMyNose

Feb 5 @ 1:59PM  
Hey, Straddle, how many Conservative Lincoln Republicans in your area fought for the freedom of
Slaves during the Civil War? How many died?
How many Al Gore Sr. and Byrd types kept the fight going?

This seems to escape most blacks and the left.

They actually have eleven of them - every month of the year besides February.

Did you know there's also a Congressional White Caucus? It's known as the US Senate.
You're full of hot air on that one.
TwistAndShout

Feb 5 @ 5:28PM  
Hey, Straddle, how many Conservative Lincoln Republicans in your area fought for the freedom of
Slaves during the Civil War? How many died?
How many Al Gore Sr. and Byrd types kept the fight going?


This seems to escape most blacks and the left.

Well, I wasn't talking Republicans, Democrats, left or right. I was talking about whining old white men who think that since we have one federal holiday that honors a black man, we need a special "White People Day" to make the world fair again. Seems downright silly to me.

Sorry if it hit a little close to home, fellas.
hog77297

Feb 5 @ 10:02PM  
Well I for one think we should get Confederate Memorial Day as a national holiday!
sugarnspice005

Feb 6 @ 10:23AM  
I was talking about whining old white men who think that since we have one federal holiday that honors a black man, we need a special "White People Day" to make the world fair again.

Federal Holidays

You will see that Washington's Birthday is also a Federal Holiday. I'm sure Lincoln's Birthday is also considered a Federal Holiday as well, but it falls on a weekend this year, so it wasn't listed on this.

Lincoln's birthday-Feb. 12 (lands on a Sunday this year)

Washington's birthday-Feb. 22 (lands on a Wednesday this year)


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