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Thursday, August 6, 2009

"They kill you"


State Rep. Alvin Holmes questioned an education contract on Thursday in which only two of the people working are black.
Holmes, D-Montgomery, asked an official with the Alabama Department of Education if there were only two blacks working under the contract. Retired educators provide expertise to the state through the agreement.
The man told Holmes that there were five minorities listed as working through the contract.
"You're not calling Hispanics black are you," Holmes asked him. "If you are, you are in a lot of trouble. They kill you if you call them black."
Holmes said there are more than two retired educators who can help with the contract.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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