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  •  Hi - question??? (7+ / 0-)

    Could I ask what reply you got to this?

    I had a conversation on Tuesday with one of our very active town Democrats, who are pretty progressive around environmental issues. I wondered, and asked him outright, why  I never see almost any poc's at local meetings, or town votes? At many meetings and gatherings I am the only one.  
    My guess is he probably said he didn't know? I think it is important to talk about these topics, because part of building bridges is knowing why.

    As a member of Courtesy Kos, I am dedicated to civility and respect for all kossacks, regardless of their opinions, affiliations, or cliques.

    by joedemocrat on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 07:22:08 AM PDT

    •  The reply was as you expected (4+ / 0-)

      "he had no idea".

      I'll be raising it again, and will attempt to get some action taken.

      I don't think the group is aware that  because they are so overwhelmingly white (and also comprised of folks whose families have known each other for generations up here), that some poc's may not feel welcomed.  

      I know my first foray in joining was not without a bit of trepidation - but because of my background, I'm far more comfortable dealing with all-white venues, and we know I'm not shy ;)

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      by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 08:02:41 AM PDT

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