Pryor calls out Lucas for inappropriate social media post
INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) today released the following statement in response to an inappropriate post that surfaced from State Representative Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) today (Tuesday, May 12, 2020):
“There are certain standards I must hold myself to as a state representative and with the honor of this position comes responsibility, accountability and sacrifice,” said Pryor. “Unfortunately, in a place where we should all share a common goal of uplifting everyone, racism still exists and it is seen too often. State Representative Jim Lucas posted a racist image on social media this morning, but this is not his first offensive post, nor is this the first racist post from a state legislator.
“We’ve heard every excuse in the book. 'I don't see color', 'it was taken out of context', 'that is not what I meant'... all excuses. So here I am, a proud Black female Democrat, which are three things that he seems to have a problem with. I'm here to tell you that I will not stop fighting for what matters. Racism, sexism and bigotry have no place at the Statehouse.”