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Todd said she meant rogue as a description of someone who goes outside the consensus of the group, which in that case was the group of legislators. "I meant it in terms of their behavior . my statement was an adjective, not a noun," she said.
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The two "rogue" members of the delegation Todd was referring to were State Reps. John Rogers and Mary Moore, both of whom are African American and have voiced opposition to the state takeover of the schools.
''We have two rogue members of the delegation who, unfortunately, people think are speaking on behalf of the entire delegation. We all get lumped together,'' Todd said. ''I am in support of the state's intervention. In fact, I think it should have happened a long time ago.''
Muhammad called upon Linda Coleman, Marika Coleman, Dunn, Scott and Givan, who also are all African American, to distance Adidas Shoes Originals White
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama The Committee to Develop Birmingham this morning held a press conference to call upon five state legislators to repudiate a recent comment by Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd, who is white, that referred to two African American legislators from Jefferson County as "rogue" delegation members.
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The committee's complaint was aimed at comments made by Todd during a July 30 meeting with state Superintendent Tommy Bice who explained why the state intervened in Birmingham city schools. Others in the meeting included Sens. Linda Coleman and Priscilla Dunn and Reps. Merika Coleman, Rod Scott, and Juandalynn Givan, who Adidas Neo Blue And Pink
However, comments by the group that she voted against the interests of her district, which is a majority African American, are not true, Todd said. She said her voting record speaks for itself and that she's had very few complaints from constituents about her votes in the years that she has represented that district.
Birmingham group calls upon Alabama legislators to repudiate comments
also are African American.
Muhammad made the statement during a press conference at Kelly Ingram Park this morning. Five other members of the group, including Citizens Advisory Board President Sheila Tyson, also attended.
themselves from Todd's comments regarding Rogers and Moore. "If they heard the statement then they should have done it then," he said.
A few of those legislators he called upon to repudiate the use of the word "rogue" said this afternoon that they did not see the way Todd used the word as being negative.
Todd, when reached for comment this morning, said: "I apologize if the use of the word rogue offended anyone."
Todd has repeatedly voted against the interests of her constituents. "We feel that this is her prerogative but when she has the unmitigated gall to refer to two African American legislators who consistently represents the interest of Adidas Neo White Black their constituents and speak out against the special interest that control African American representatives, we will not stand by and allow her to impugn their character by referring to them as "rogue" representatives," he stated in a prepared release.
"We feel like Ms. Todd has no right to impugn their character," said William Muhammad, chairman of the Committee to Develop Birmingham.
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