A state lawmaker angrily lashed out at a legislative committee this morning after it rejected her request to hang a portrait of Coretta Scott King in the state Capitol, saying the committee’s action was comparable to calling King an N-word.
Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam (D-Riverdale) also asserted that the House Special Rules Committee’s action was worse than radio shock jock Don Imus calling the Rutgers University women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hos.”
“It is just like calling Mrs. King a nappy-headed (N-word),” Abdul-Salaam told reporters after the committee rejected House Resolution 376, killing it for this legislative session.
“There is already talk about boycotting in this country. We just need to really expand it to Georgia, if necessary,” she said. “It is absolutely time to realize that you cannot continue to conduct yourselves in such a manner and think that there will be no repercussions.”
How racist it is to not hang a picture of someone at the Capitol.
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