Georgia Official Refuses Bible, Takes Oath of Office on ‘Autobiography of Malcolm X’

A commissioner elected last month in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, chose to be sworn into office this week placing her hand on a copy of Alex Haley’s “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” rather than the Bible, while lifting her right hand in a fist. In announcing her candidacy in February, 26-year-old Mariah Parker said, “My platform … Continue reading Georgia Official Refuses Bible, Takes Oath of Office on ‘Autobiography of Malcolm X’