10 Ridiculous Campaigns for White History Month

Raising Arizona—To Be Ignorant

Last February, Arizona lawmaker Cecil Ash actually stood before state legislature and suggested that there be a holiday that celebrates white people. He did this with a straight face. He did this after state representative Richard Miranda proposed a Latino American Day. Ash said he supported the notion. He called it well deserved. And then he requested that "they do the same for us, when whites become the minority in the state."

You can't make this stuff up.

Arizona is the same state that refused to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a holiday until 1990; it took the threat of a Super Bowl boycott to get folks to budge. It's also the home of the Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the man behind Tent City who found himself under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for racially profiling Latinos.

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