Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rep. Willie Bailey (D - Greenville) speaks against Denny map

Rep. Willie Bailey: It doesn't do any good to have 42 African-American legislators sitting down here like bumps on a log.  Not a single African-American on Ways and Means under Speaker Gunn's administration.  How is that going to get any better under this map?  42 African-American legislators sitting down here is nothing.  It's a disgrace that no African-Americans sit on Ways & Means.  The Denny map seeks to chop off the hand of white Democrats, which weakens black Democrats.  Under the Denny map, situations like no African-Americans on Ways & Means will be more frequent and worse.  When you go against the white Democrats, you're going after the black Democrats.

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