On Sarah Palin: Gwendolyn Alexander of African-American Historical Society of Alaska
I’m a couple of weeks late on this one but I got this statement in the comments section of the Sean Hannity post. I checked it out and it’s legit.
“As for Governor Sarah Palin’s involvement in the African American
community, the Governor’s office hasn’t participated in any of our Alaska
Juneteenth Events. All previous Alaskan Governor’s have traditionally
attended and participated in our annual Juneteenth Celebration. Gov. Palin
was the first governor not to send out a congratulatory letter or assist us
in any way with our Juneteenth activities.
I didn’t have the courtesy of receiving a reply when I asked for a
representative from the Governor’s office to come and speak at our
Juneteenth Celebration if Governor Palin was unable to attend. I never even
heard of Gov. Palin until she was elected Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, in
Governor Palin is a very energetic and spontaneous woman. With some of the
things being said and going around this state right now, I9 9m surprised
none of the national media have bothered to come here and get the words
directly from the mouths of the people who have lived with her all of these
years instead of ’surfing the net!’
My other opinion is why would an individual who, to my knowledge, has not
hired any African-Amer icans on her gubernatorial staff, insist so
passionately on being on a television show owned and operated by an African
American, Oprah Winfrey?
While meeting with black leaders concerning the absence of any
African-Americans on her staff, Gov. Palin responded that she doesn’t have
to hire any blacks and was not intending to hire any. What kind of attitude
is this toward African-American for who may be the first Vice-President of
the United States?
I understand Oprah did have Senator Obama on her show a few times and was
the main person raising funds for him “before” the presidency race was in
full swing. However, the key point here is that it is Oprah’s prerogative
not be used as a pawn to tilt the vote one way or another. Oprah has stated
repeatedly that she wasn’t going to have one side or the other on her show
by choice. I thought that wa s what the Civil Rights Movement was all about,
a persons right to make their own choices. I guess this isn’t a Democracy at
Gwendolyn Alexander, President
African American Historical Society of Alaska, Inc.
Alaska Juneteenth Celebration
P. O. Box 143105
Anc horage AK 99514
907 884-6860 email: firstname.lastname@example.org