After Arizona State Representative Richard Miranda suggested that the state have a Latino American Day, Representative Cecil Ash smugly responded that the state should have a day for whites when they become the minority.
In an interview with Phoenix's CBS 5, Ash said that he was attempting to lighten the mood in the room, but was dead serious:
Yes, I think it was appropriate. 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.
Considering this went down in the state that refused to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day until 1993, few should be surprised. It shouldn't shock anyone that Ash's notion had supporters (check the video below) either.