Robert Ford, Democratic state senator from South Carolina, is trying to promote the celebration of Confederate Memorial Day. His bill would require the state’s county and city governments to make that day a paid holiday, or else lose some of their state funding.
Here’s the gag: Sen. Ford is black.
Oh, and he hopes his bill would help to foster inter-racial understanding, as well as an appreciation of South Carolina’s history. Because, hey, nothing brings blacks and whites together like a public policy debate over Confederate heritage.
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