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Rev. Harry Jackson Jr. Wants A Vote

By the Rev. Harry R. Jackson Jr.

(Washington Times) - In the last week, the issue of racism in this country has again reared its ugly head. In modern-day America, labeling someone as "racist" or a "bigot" is a serious insult. Impugning someone's character and declaring an opponent's view as "illegitimate" seems to be part of the political dynamic today. No place is this more evident than in the current debate over the definition of marriage.

No one in the D.C. City Council chambers on May 5 will forget the incendiary words of councilman David A. Catania calling fellow council member and civil rights activist Marion Barry a bigot because he opposes gay marriage.

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