19 Nov 2003 Simply Nuts
A note from Project 21 member Michael King:
Do you need permission to call an injustice a lynching?
U.S. Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) has been taken to task by Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, for comments the senator made during last week’s Senate debate-a-thon.
Miller’s crime? Calling the Democratic filibuster of federal court nominee,and California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown, “an injustice” and a “modern lynching.”
Well, as a duly-born black consultant, and citizen of the great state of Georgia, I hereby give former Georgia governor and current U.S. Senator Zell Miller permission to use the term “lynching” to describe any injustice
perpetrated by anyone.
For Henderson, or anyone else for that matter, to go up in smoke over something as basic and inconsequential as that is just plain nuts. It certainly diminishes any efforts that Henderson’s group may have. You know the drill: keep crying wolf, and no one will pay attention when you really need to get their notice.