Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Friday, April 4, 2008

McCain admits King holiday error on Memphis visit

It's the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis. There have been a number of good pieces in papers around Tennessee.

GOP presidential hopeful John McCain has been in Memphis today and actually admitted that he was wrong in opposing the King holiday.

His words are both encouraging and frustrating. He's largely gotten a pass in mainstream media for his opposition to the holiday. And yet his remarks (if more people made them whose past actions were discriminatory) would help move the conversation and hopefully policy forward.

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