Thursday, December 14, 2006

Well. Well. Well.

In a sudden (but belated) spasm of sanity, a majority of the Lafayette Parish Consolidated Government Council appears to have reached an agreement on a proposal to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., involving Willow Street.

The Daily Advertiser had this story on Thursday.

The Advocate had this one.

This is a small but necessary step on the part of the white majority on the Council to recognize the legitimate needs of the African American community in Lafayette as expressed by their elected leaders. A lot more work needs to be done merely to repair the damage to the community inflicted over the course of this 15-month long battle.

Congratulations to all participating parties for allowing the greater good of the community to prevail on this matter.

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