Alabama City Councilwoman Complains Holocaust Memorial Is Racist
Because ‘it’s for dead people’ or something…
Just shows you don’t need a brain to hold any office or government post.
Raw Story: An Alabama city councilwoman made a series of outrageous — and mostly inaccurate — arguments in her attempt to claim a proposal to honor victims of the Holocaust was racist against black people.
Sheila Tyson doesn’t want the city to pay $45,500 to remove existing buildings on the site of the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, which has raised about $500,000 to build a memorial park alongside a 9/11 memorial, reported AL.com.
“Dead is dead,” Tyson argued.
Tyson, who has previously asked the city to pay for repairs at the historically black Shadow Lawn Cemetery, said she didn’t understand why the city should help the privately funded memorial project.
“Isn’t it still for dead people,” Tyson said. “It is for dead people. Aren’t the people they are memorializing deceased?”
City Attorney Thomas Bentley, whose parents are buried in Shadow Lane, sighed and tried to explain how the black cemetery was a private entity, while the Holocaust memorial expressed the city’s remembrance.