Louisiana Official: Naming Streets After MLK As Racist As Confederate Flag
The Confederate flag is a symbol of racism, but so is naming streets in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. says Vicki Bonvillain, who sits on the Terrebonne Parish School Board. She deleted the post where she made the ridiculous comment.
According to the Daily Comet, the post read “If this symbol represents racism in America SO DO THESE.” It equated a Confederate flag with symbols of other groups, including the NAACP, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, BET, Black History Month, the Democratic Party and the Black Panthers, among others.
“Our ‘elected officials’ want to accommodate our HISTORY to PLEASE some. WELL shouldn’t ALL ‘MLK’ BLVDs be removed nationwide?” Bonvillain wrote in a similar July 9 post, according to the Comet.
In response to the posts, Terrebonne NAACP chapter President Jerome Boykin has called for Bonvillain to resign and called for a meeting.
“I don’t think she deserves to serve the public school system with an attitude like that,” Boykin told the Comet. “Slavery was wrong. The rebel flag is disturbing to African Americans.”
Bonvillain, who has a personal Facebook page which is public, and also one she uses in her role as school board member, mostly posts about her deep Christian faith…