Gov. Abbott Has Not Earned His Place in an MLK Celebration

The recent Dallas Morning News editorial defending Gov. Greg Abbott's role as honorary grand marshal in a North Texas parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. fails to understand the damage done and hostility directed to minority Texans by Abbott. Moreover, it reads as a disrespectful lecture to local minority leaders, presuming to tell us when we should, or should not, be offended.Abbott's actions as a public official in Texas are a record that is more befitting a grand wizard than a grand marshal of a parade celebrating King. Objections to Abbott are not based on partisanship or broad, long-past injustices. His attacks on minority civil rights, voting rights, education and economic opportunity are recent, ongoing and doing damage in real time.  Continue reading...

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