Republican Cecil Ash Proposes "White People" Holiday
State Rep. Cecil Ash says whites should be celebrated when they become minority
Already known as the state that refused to recognize Martin Luther King Day, drafted the notorious SB 1070 immigration law and banned ethnic studies in its schools, Arizona again finds itself in the news.
State Rep. Cecil Ash, sensing that whites will soon be a minority says he is in favor of creating a day where white people are celebrated, similar to how blacks and Hispanics are recognized on various "heritage" days.
Ash made his feelings known after Democrats in the state proposed a Latino American day.
“I’m supportive of this proposition," he says. "I just want them to assure me that when we do become in the minority you’ll have a day for us.”
While he admits to halfway joking when he said it, he makes it known that he does mean it.
"Yes, I think it was appropriate," he later said about his quip. "It was appropriate for the mood that was in the House and I think that if and when the Caucasian population becomes a minority, they may want to celebrate the accomplishments and the contributions of the Caucasian population the same way."