Trans-racial adoption rally in response to Alabama rep's comments

theGRIO REPORT - Alabama families rallied in Montgomery Wednesday, responding to controversial comments made by State Rep. Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery) about white families adopting African-American children.

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Alabama families rallied in Montgomery Wednesday, responding to controversial comments made by State Rep. Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery) about white families adopting African-American children.

Last month on the floor of the state house, while debating an abortion bill, the representative said Republicans would support abortion if their daughters became pregnant by a black man and that white families in Alabama don’t adopt black children, reports an ABC affiliate.

“I will bring you 100,000 cash dollars tomorrow if you show me a whole bunch of whites that adopted blacks in Alabama,” Holmes said, according to WSFA.

Following his comments, a Facebook page entitled Faces of Families in Alabama was founded to show Holmes “and the rest of the world how many families in Alabama have adopted children outside their own race.”

Beverly Owings is the mohter of four adopted children, all of whom are of a different race. She spoke at the rally, sharing her family’s personal story and demanding Holmes to take responsibility for his comments.

“He needs to put his money where his mouth is,” Owings said, according to ABC 33/40.

Holmes has not released a statement or response to the rally.

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