After a Latino Arizona state legislator proposed a Latino American Day, lawmaker Cecil Ash stepped up before the legislature to propose a holiday for White people. I can’t help but wonder if this this holiday is necessary or if it would even be appreciated? More details after the jump!

Capri S.

Cecil Ash, a Republican from Mesa, who feels that what Arizona needs now is an official holiday for white folks.

The idea apparently came to Ash after state Rep. Richard Miranda proposed a Latino American Day. “I wanted to speak to you all about Latino Americans here in Arizona,” Miranda said on the House floor Monday.

After some debate, Ash stepped forward with his grand idea.

“I’m supportive of this proposition and I think it’s well deserved,” he said. “I just want them to assure me that when we do become in the minority you’ll have a day for us.”

There was laughter on the House floor. On CBS 5 News, reporter Elizabeth Erwin introduced her story on the latest state controversy saying, “You can’t make this stuff up.” No you can’t.

On the street, a random woman in a baseball cap said Ash’s proposal made sense. Of course. “Like they have Cinco de Mayo for Mexicans,” she told CBS 5 News, “we need something for whites.” Only in Arizona.

Ash, for his part, wasn’t backing down.

“I think it was appropriate,” he told the station, referring to his proposed holiday. “It was appropriate for the mood that was in the House and I think that if and when the Caucasian population becomes a minority, they may want to celebrate the accomplishments and the contributions of the Caucasian population the same way.”