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.
Yeah, it’s exactly like that. I suppose the Georgia legislature inadvertently left out the phrase “nappy headed ho” when they honored Alabama-born Mrs. King with House Resolution 1026. And I guess it was an oversight that the bill establishing Coretta Scott King Day in Georgia didn’t refer to it as “Nappy Headed Ho Day”. Come to think of it, they haven’t hung MY picture in the rotunda either. Does that mean they’re calling ME a nappy headed honkey? Bastards!
But it’s nice to see Georgia legislators have solved all of the states’ problems and can focus on important things like this.