One of the biggest and
closest presidential elections is only days away.
While making your choice
of who will lead the country for the next four year, voters in Alabama also
have one important ballot issue they need to decide on.
Amendment 4 deals with removing
what's considered racist language from the state's constitution.
The current language
buried in the constitution says: "separate schools shall be provided for
white and colored children…and no child of either race shall be permitted to
attend a school of the other race."
It's hard for anyone to
argue to not take those words out of
the Alabama constitution. The only
question is, what might be the consequences of such a change?
State Senator Arthur Orr and
others believe it's time to be rid of those segregationist words and that will
However, the powerful Alabama
Education Association -- the teacher's union –
has come out against the
proposal, believing that it would eliminate the state's duty to educate all Alabama
We've looked into the issue
and believe that the time has come to eliminate the offensive language and that
any talk of not guaranteeing all children the right to an education is just
that: all talk.
We recommend you vote
"yes" on Alabama amendment-4 removing the racist language.
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