Last week, Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hypberbole) was railing about a “revolution” that Democrats supposedly couldn’t sleep through. This week, she and other members of the Virginia Black Legislative Caucus gathered in Richmond to chant “No Justice, No Peace!”
What has Sen. Locke in such full-throated rage that she’s willing to toss aside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s advocacy of civil disobedience and passive resistance in order to raise the rhetoric to a level with violent overtones?
Adding a minority-majority district.
Apparently the notion of having another minority senator in the state senate is just too much for black senators like Locke, Marsh, McEachin and Lucas to bear, despite it being an excellent platform to launch successful campaigns for higher office (Rep. Bobby Scott and former Gov. Douglas Wilder were both State Senators when elected to these positions) and ensuring greater say in minority representation in government positions, such as judges.
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