Rep. Alvin Holmes not apologizing for transracial adoption comments
MONTGOMERY - AL —
Alabama Representative Alvin Holmes won't budge. He refused to offer an apology made on the floor of the house concerning interracial adoptions.
In Montgomery Wednesday, outraged transracial families came to show representative Holmes he was wrong and that his words hurt. Those families are demanding an apology from representative Holmes.
But, that doesn't appear to be coming any time soon. Holmes had said on the floor of the state house last month that white people don't adopt African-American children.
He even went so far as to offer $100,000 to "a whole bunch of whites" that could prove they had adopted black children.
Families who adopted interracially rallied on the steps of the State House, saying it's time for Holmes to put his money where his mouth is.
Holmes believes he's not in the wrong.
"The majority of the white people in the state of Alabama are against adopting black children. The majority of people in the state of Alabama, in my opinion, do not want their daughters having black babies. They know it's true and I know it's true. They aren't going to say 'yes, Alvin Holmes is right," said Holmes.
Yesterday's rally was organized by members of the Facebook group Faces of Families in Alabama.
A group that was formed as a result of Holmes' comments.
On Wednesday, the page had just over 3,500 likes. Today, it's jumped to more than 7,600.