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  •  Was Hansen Clarke Invited? (3+ / 0-)
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    theran, OIL GUY, cai

    He defeated Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick in the MI-13 primary last year... I'm pretty sure that that district is at least 60% African American.

    I confess, I don't know all current or previous members of the CBC or how many of them were not African American... but I suspect being asked to be a member is about "happening to be black."  That doesn't necessarily conflict with the vision statement.

    •  Clarke was a member of the Black Caucus... (0+ / 0-)

      ...in the Michigan Legislature, and has always self-IDed as "Black" (Bangladeshi-American father, African-American mother) during his entire political life.

      "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." -- Frederick Douglass

      by Egalitare on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 09:04:15 AM PST

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