Congresswoman Terri Sewell, who represents Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, has been viciously attacked by a black radio host in Birmingham for not doing enough to explicitly promote black people over Whites:
“Anthony also attacked Sewell’s commitment to racial diversity in selecting judges, after President Obama’s nomination of Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala to the vacant seat in the Northern District this week.
“I am very disappointed in two things: the lack of leadership I’ve seen from you on the federal judgeship, and certainly the lack of leadership on this Cooper Green issue,” Anthony told Sewell after she called in. “I know you say you’re doing everything you can. I don’t see the direct impact that you’re trying to do. I’m going to be straight forward with you.”
Anthony and others had lobbied for the nomination of Tamara Harris Johnson, a former Birmingham city attorney, who is black. Haikala is white.
“I thought you were for diversity,” Anthony told Sewell. “Why didn’t you come out front and say that you believed this seat should be for a black either female or male.” …”
Still, Anthony dismissed Sewell’s words as superficial.
“We never could get a commitment from her. She says she’s for diversity but we see right now that it’s a white female that’s taking the position,” Anthony said on the air. “We only have had one black male in a period of almost 30 years. And we couldn’t get our Congresslady to come out front and take the position that it was time for a black female to be over there.” …