Posted on January 23, 2019

Colorado Legislators Kept from Introducing Resolutions Honoring MLK Jr. Because They Are White

Sherrie Peif, Complete Colorado, January 21, 2019

{snip} Rep. Perry Buck, R-Windsor, was denied the opportunity to introduce and sponsor her own resolution honoring the late Martin Luther King, Jr. because she is white.

Buck sponsored and introduced the resolution in the House of Representatives last year while Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins introduced it and sponsored it in the Senate.

However, this year, both women were told they would not be allowed to because they were not black, Buck said.

“This is not about you,” Buck said she was told by a member of the black caucus, whom she did not want to identify. “This is about our heritage.”