FAMU to Honor Carroll for Being First Black LG

By: The News Service of Florida
By: The News Service of Florida

Lt. Gov.-elect Jennifer Carroll will be honored the weekend before she and Gov.-elect Rick Scott are sworn-in for becoming the first African-American second-in-command in Florida history. The state’s largest historically black college, Florida A&M , announced it was would hold a reception in Carroll’s honor Jan. 2, two days before she and Scott take over for Gov. Charlie Crist and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp. “FAMU congratulates Mrs. Carroll on her historic election,” FAMU President James H. Ammons said in a statement. “This reception is an opportunity to welcome Mrs. Carroll to FAMU, the campus and the Tallahassee community.” The reception for Carroll, a former Republican lawmakers, will be co-hosted by former Senate Democratic Leader Al Lawson, who praised her election as “such a historical affair.”

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  • by TallyTrashTalks2 Location: Tallahassee on Dec 20, 2010 at 04:58 PM
    I agree with the rest of you and this IS racist!! Why honor Ms. Carroll for being African-American? This woman should be highly insulted for anyone to try to honor the fact that she is a black female by birth...that was something NOT even HER choice! What was Ms. Carroll's choice was to set her sights on a high level of education, want to serve the public and do the very best job at anything she attempts. Like I mentioned in my prior post, if she's honored for being an African-American then FAMU looks pretty darn stupid for not honoring Rick Scott's bald-head too!! We seem to be breeding too many individuals with degrees, with not a lick of common sense!!
  • by Serena Location: Tallahassee on Dec 20, 2010 at 02:25 PM
    Anonymous @12:49 - she should be honored for her achievement, period. Who cares what color she is? FAMU is constantly making everything about race... which is racist. I don't think Ms. Carroll wants people to think she was selected BECAUSE she's black.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2010 at 12:55 PM
    She is Republican, too smart to have gone to famu. She is also too smart to let this honor go to her head and try to do more for famu than it deserves, which is why they are patronizing her.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2010 at 12:53 PM
    FAMU is playing the race card!
  • by juswonderin Location: here on Dec 20, 2010 at 09:51 AM
    Congrats, but....can we stop honoring the first black whatever,,,,you are still dividing the races. How the last black honored and just honor PEOPLE
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2010 at 09:49 AM
    How about we honor her for being the first African American REPUBLICAN LG? FAMU didnt vote her in...she's a republican. Why are they continueing division between races? That's why we can never be equal. TallyTrashTalks2, you are right. Serena...what is racist about honoring someone who is the first black, but not honoring somebody for another feature? Huh? please explain.
  • by dog Location: gone on Dec 20, 2010 at 09:30 AM
    Honor her now, but did FAMU VOTE FOR HER ? I think Not.
  • by Serena Location: Tallahassee on Dec 20, 2010 at 09:28 AM
    Now THAT'S racist!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2010 at 08:22 AM
    Tally is right. Do we honor based on hair color or eye color? Then, why skin?
  • by TallyTrashTalks2 Location: Tallahassee on Dec 20, 2010 at 08:02 AM
    If we are going to "honor" Ms. Carroll for being the first African-American Lt. Gov. elected, we should also "honor" Rick Scott for being our first bald-headed Governor too! LOL Let's be fair! ha
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