Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bsi 1,472.54 -12.32 -.83%

First, the housing crisis, now the possible passage of California Proposition 8 is being blamed on blacks (and Hispanics).  The Proposition would amend the California constitution to outlaw gay marriage, and there are those who believe, given the 20% margin by which blacks support the measure, that the suspected high black voter turnout could be the difference in what looks like a very close race.

Should the ballot measure pass it certainly won't be the "fault" of blacks, who are less than seven percent of the population. 

That being said, VOTE NO ON PROP. 8.

People are free to believe in what they believe, but there's no doubt that voting for Prop. 8 and amending the constitution would codify tyranny of the majority in this instance.

Ironic, isn't it?

Were people ready for school integration in 1954?  Hell no -- people weren't ready for it in Boston in the '70s.

What's that about Boston being hostile to black folk?

On some things, particularly issues of social justice, government needs to take the lead.  How shameful and ironic it would if on the day this country elects its first black President a vast majority of black Californians also punched their ballot in favor of taking away the civil rights of another group.

Dr. King with friend and colleague Bayard Rustin, an openly gay civil right leader and architect of the 1963 March on Washington.