AZ official has a dream: White Appreciation Day

by Lalo Alcaraz on February 7, 2012 in El Now

Cecil Ash has a dream — a dream that one day white people will have a day to celebrate their accomplishments.

Dubbed by some as the “White Martin Luther King Jr.,” Arizona State Rep. Cecil Ash (R-MESA) has long campaigned for wider recognition of the U.S.’s most invisible ethnic minority, white people.

After state Rep. Richard Miranda spoke on the House floor Monday and called for a Latino American Day in Arizona, Ash stated he would support such a move, “I just want them to assure me that when we do become in the minority you’ll have a day for us,” Ash said.

Ash hopes that one day the achievements of white Americans will finally be recognized, adding, “Sure, white people have great food, music and hilarious television shows — but we are so much more than that.”

And certainly, it is hard to deny that white people have begun to move into a greater prominence in American life. There are now white public officials, journalists, sports stars and educators. There has even been a white man on the moon. Could it be high time that white people get their due? Perhaps one day white history and literature could even be taught in the schools.

AZ Gov. Jan Brewer, the state’s highest-ranking government official and pro-white activist, stood up to non-white Pres. Barack Obama when he landed in Arizona recently. She confronted Obama on the tarmac and demanded that the Federal government approve a Federal Caucasian Appreciation Holiday. Brewer told Obama, “And don’t take your sweet time approving this most important holiday.”

Thanks to an endless stream of sexualized images of hot, promiscuous white women and portrayals of white men as greedy business barons in the mainstream media, it is hard to remember that white people are not just stereotypes, but they have an exotic and vibrant culture and language.

They have done so much for the U.S. in culture, art and music. Well, maybe not music.

The time has come for Americans to celebrate their white brothers and sisters.

In the words of that old white spiritual, “We’ve only just begun.”

{ 5 comments }

Liana Lopez February 6, 2012 at 11:09 AM

This from the same state that JUST banned ethic studies!!! Guess it only counts if your ethnicity is NOT white. Hypocrites!

Gabacho Borracho February 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Wait this is … this guy’s not kidding.

What’s next, a “White Studies” major at UAz? Banning Cinco de Mayo as a pagan holiday? Outlawing brown MnMs? Who elects these chowderheads?

Tovarish February 6, 2012 at 7:34 PM

In all seriousness, who in the US really IS Caucasian. My husband, who would be considered to be Caucasian, is really 1/2 “white”, 1/4 Italian and 1/4 Spanish. Even then, his “white” grandma traces her roots back to Europe. Everybody that lives here is a mutt down to the Mayor of AZ. There are no true Americans as those that suffered at the hands of the first “American” settlers, the Native Americans. The only difference between Gov. Brewer and “Juan Jose”, is that the Govenor’s ancestors were “here” before them (we all know that’s not true, US taking land from Mexico…). Can anybody say KKK?

Emily February 6, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Lol Spanish (Spain Spanish) and Italian people are white…FYI.

rainbowlite February 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I thought White Appreciation Day was every day the sun rises in the east.

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