Governor wants to remove racist language from Constitution


{} {} After two efforts to remove racist language concerning education from Alabama's 1901 Constitution, Governor Bentley says he's more determined than ever to see the racist language removed.{} {} The amendment to remove the language concerning poll taxes and requiring black and white students to attend separate schools was defeated Tuesday. {}Bentley said he would prefer an amendment that only addresses the racist language. He said he is concerned that deleting a 1956 amendment concerning the right to an education would cause Alabama residents to worry that lawmakers would approve a tax increase to pay for it.{} {} Legislators have said the amendment would have to be worded carefully to avoid the difficulties that have doomed two efforts to remove the language in the past decade.