Civil rights solved, lawmakers push for diversity in Capitol statuary collection
Posted Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 5:44 pm
Just nine statues in the Capitol's 100-piece Statuary Hall collection depict minorities, a figure that some lawmakers claim is woefully inadequate.Those quoted as supporting a de facto quota system for statues include Reps. Charlie Rangel, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jesse Jackson Jr., Joe Baca, and Mike Honda. I'll admit that they have a slight point, even if they won't admit that this is a completely trivial issue and they're engaged in a power play. But, it least it will mean that Baca will have less time to work on opening the borders.
Concerned about the lack of diversity, the legislators are spearheading efforts to make changes to the Capitol's artwork...