City Councilwoman Claims Holocaust Memorial Project Is ... Racist
The racial tension in this country has gone beyond troubling. Riots all over after officer-involved shootings of black suspects hasn't exactly given folks a warm, tingly feeling about race relations in the Obama era.
However, now those relations have gone beyond tension and have entered a new zone of stupid. You see, in Alabama, a city councilwoman tried to argue that a proposed Holocaust memorial is … you guessed it. Racist!
An Alabama city councilwoman made a series of outrageous -- and mostly inaccurate -- arguments in her attempt to claim a proposal to honor victims of the Holocaust was racist against black people.
Sheila Tyson doesn’t want the city to pay $45,500 to remove existing buildings on the site of the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, which has raised about $500,000 to build a memorial park alongside a 9/11 memorial, reported AL.com.
“Dead is dead,” Tyson argued.
Tyson, who has previously asked the city to pay for repairs at the historically black Shadow Lawn Cemetery, said she didn’t understand why the city should help the privately funded memorial project.