Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shout Out To Steve Cohen

Jack and Jill politics gives a well deserved shout-out to Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), who spearheaded the House apology for slavery and Jim Crow. Cohen is a Jewish progressive in a predominantly Black district formerly represented by Harold Ford (D). Cohen is facing a primary challenge geared by some folks who don't like that a majority Black district is being represented by a White man (and, it must be said, some aren't happy that Cohen is Jewish). The J&J writer, though, notes that Cohen -- far more than Ford and far more than his Black primary opponent -- has been a strong voice for the concerns of the people of his district, and is precisely the type of leader people of all races need in Congress.

So here's to you, Rep. Cohen -- for getting this long overdue resolution passed, and for doing an overall great job in the US Congress.

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