Sunday, September 14, 2008
A huntin' we will go.
For example, African-Americans who built the highway to Alaska stayed to
live after it was completed. Taking the position that the people who
continue to play a significant role in the building of the
infrastructure of Alaska should not be represented on the staff of Gov.
Palin is preposterous.
Gov. Palin's attitude toward Alaska's black population indicates what
her feelings might be toward all African-Americans as vice-president and
possibly president of the United States. Like Sen. McCain, Gov. Palin
shows little or no respect for the observance of Juneteenth Independence
Day in America. Juneteenth is an official state holiday observance in
Alaska which requires the Governor to issue an annual proclamation.
Despite the statute, Gov. Palin did not issue a Juneteenth Proclamation
Gov. Palin still refuses to meet with African-American leaders of the
Ministers Alliance to discuss job opportunities for African-Americans
during the building of the Alaskan pipeline. Again, in my opinion, if
elected to the White House, most likely her actions toward
African-Americans will not change. Let African-American leaders in
Alaska tell their own story about Gov. Palin. I have spoken to several
of them and remain quite concerned about what I am hearing.
Juneteenth is America's 2nd Independence Day celebration. 29 states and
the District of Columbia recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or
state holiday observance, as well as the Congress of the United States.
Together we will see Juneteenth become a national holiday in America!
Thanks to the Afrospear for this info !