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Sen. Mary Landrieu Wrong About the South

Sunday, 02 November 2014 02:39 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Louisiana State Sen. Mary Landrieu paints a very sad picture for southern blacks, and indeed for all Americans.

In an interview recently she said the South isn't friendly to African-Americans: “I'll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader." Wow, there it is again; nothing about content of character. Just that skin color is the problem.

Sadly, she is out of touch with the needs of our nation, and of the 21st century South. As co-founder of the www.restorethedream2014.com campaign, I know firsthand that racism is still a problem in America. I was born in Georgia at a time when there were segregated hotels, restaurants, restrooms, and only God knows what else.

Now I live in a Georgia where many people of all ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, and religious beliefs voted for our first black president. Many admit now that they voted for the president because of the color of his skin. Maybe some even believed that skin color would make a difference.

Yes, that was a first, but things didn't get better as many hoped. So once again I'm appealing to people to seek answers for the racial divide and indeed all of our problems by looking at God's word and God's love in black and white. There we will discover that no matter what our ethnicity is, we are bound by the human denominator of Acts 17:26. We are all one blood, and we share common needs.

Today, beyond divisive skin color arguments like those being spouted by Ms. Landrieu, southern black people need the same opportunities that everyone needs; good jobs, safe borders, healthcare that won't kill babies and women, good education, freedom of faith in the public square; those types of uplifting and empowering blessings.

Landrieu's platform and actually her party platform doesn't offer this type of freedom; rather she is defining a divisive agenda that won't help the South or the nation. We need to pray for her while we are voting for an end to the moral bankruptcy that she and her politics support.

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King —
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