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Protesters Call For State Representative's Resignation After E-mail

Posted August 28, 2001

— Protesters flocked to the State Legislative Building in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon with signs and chanting, "No racism in our house, Davis must go."

The protest comes in response to an e-mail that State Rep.

Don Davis

sent to lawmakers last week, claiming that whites and Christianity were what made this country great.

The group later went to Davis' office, where he was working alone, to continue their protest. A state capitol police officer told protestors that Davis would meet with members of the group individually.

"We think this is very unfortunate. This is obviously an issue that a lot of people care about," says one protester. "This is something that we would like to talk to Rep. Davis about. We think he should give us some answers."

Protesters include members of the North Carolina Council of Churches, the NAACP and Democracy South. They are calling for Davis' resignation. Davis says he has apologized for the e-mail, saying he was just forwarding it, but he says he is not resigning.

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