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  •  and I'm not knockin kos' hustle... (4+ / 0-)

    But it needs to be said plain. So all will know the purpose.

    Next year NN will be in RI. A train ride away from thousands of activists. But many I know won't be there because the work in the intersections. They will not be window dressing for an event that is central only to old white males.

    Any diversity on the selection panel?  The board of NN? Or just tokenism if that?

    I for one am tired of pandering to perpetrators --- many of whom are opposed to any discussion however it comes. -- soothsayer99 DPK Caucus

    by princss6 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 07:12:01 AM PDT

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    •  via the program (0+ / 0-)

      The independent members of the board are me, John Aravosis, Cheryl Contee, Gina Cooper, Arshad Hasan, and Markos.  (We're adding more names this year.) Here's the agenda selection team for 2011:

      Xavier Ayala
      Jen Ancona
      Mudcat Arnold
      Dante Atkins
      Nick Berning
      Adam Bink
      Adam Bonin
      Raven Brooks
      Darcy Burner
      Nathaniel Charny
      Cheryl Contee
      Robert Cruickshank
      David Dayen
      Lola Elfman
      Gloria Feldt
      Jill Flipovic
      Navi Ganancial
      Julielyn Gibbons
      Melinda Gibson
      Garlin Gilchrist
      Sarah Granger
      Joaquin Guerra
      Lisa Hayes
      Christina Hollenbeck
      Keith Kamisugi
      Barry Kendall
      Rachel LaBruyere
      Linda Lee
      Mike Lux
      Jackie Mahendra
      Robin Marty
      Joan McCarter
      Gina McCauley
      RL Miller
      Adam Mordecai
      Mike Moschella
      Josh Nelson
      Will Neville
      Raf Noboa
      Matt Ortega
      Josh Orton
      Mary Rickles
      Nicole Rivera
      Julia Rosen
      Jason Rosenbaum
      Bari Samad
      Pam Spaulding
      Joe Sudbay
      Tanya Tarr
      Eric Thut
      Nolan Treadway
      David Waldman
      Marcy Wheeler

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        what to know how many white men are on that list?  24 White men give or take a few and that is not counting Latino white men.  

        How many black men?  I count 1 ONE one black male.

        Black women - Three - 3 black women

        4 divided by 59 is what?  0.067%

        That is the the percentage of black folk involved in the planning of NN.  Less than 1 percent!  

        I guess the tipping point applies in NN too!  White folk think a small percentage of black folk is a lot!  Then when the demographic tips towards 12% of black folk, white folks get to flighting!

        Tell me did you post that list because you thought you were making a point about diversity?  Less than 1%!  

        You should be ashamed!

        I for one am tired of pandering to perpetrators --- many of whom are opposed to any discussion however it comes. -- soothsayer99 DPK Caucus

        by princss6 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 08:53:27 AM PDT

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        •  And you made me take time out of my day to... (3+ / 0-)
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          break this down in figures.

          Less than one percent for a race of people that if we don't vote, Dems have not got a chance in hell!  

          Pissed-offness!  

          I for one am tired of pandering to perpetrators --- many of whom are opposed to any discussion however it comes. -- soothsayer99 DPK Caucus

          by princss6 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 08:55:23 AM PDT

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        •  No, I'm not saying it's sufficient. (0+ / 0-)

          (Though your math is wrong: that's 6.7%, assuming your labeling is correct.)  Would you like to get involved next year? Are there people you'd recommend we should speak to?

          •  Used blackberry and calcaulator... (5+ / 0-)

            Yes, you are right...it is 6.7 percent.  Marginally better than participation here at DKOS of black folk.  Hmm so here at dkos, on average if we extrapolate, we have a half a percent of black males and 2 black females, lol.  

            Today African Americans have as strong support for the Democratic Party as any group has for either party, voting 90% Democratic in the 2000 presidential election,[7] 88% Democratic in the 2004 presidential election[8] and 95% Democratic in the 2008 presidential election.[9]

            1% or 7% my point remains!  

            So Dems would be approximately, 69% white, 21% black, and 10% latino/other. Republicans are like 89% white, 2% black, and 9% latino/other.

            So NN falls somewhere in between the Republican party and what...because it is half of our representation in the general population and about a third of our representation in Democratic Party.  

            Yes, you should at the very least have Deoliver if she is willing.  

            Second from a CIJ standpoint, Sooth and RG are both noted in the field, published in the field and have worked here tirelessly to raise awareness of the issue.  

            Angry black lady - though I doubt she will participate because of the climate here at DKOS or she has said as much.

            The Native Americans seemed invisible as usual.  Navajo or Ojibwa or Nulwee.

            Another excellent blogger is What Tami Said.

            Vita Brevis blogs prolifically here.  Hepshiba, Shanikka.

            FrankAletha, Vyan!  

            Those are just a few.  I would name more but many have been treated horribly here and/or have left this blog because of the racism.  Interesting that not one black person from DKOS was on the board and/or planning session.  Interesting!

            I for one am tired of pandering to perpetrators --- many of whom are opposed to any discussion however it comes. -- soothsayer99 DPK Caucus

            by princss6 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 10:13:59 AM PDT

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        •  But, most of them, probably, (3+ / 0-)
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          read the BAR....   ;)

          Erase the Hypocrisy, Erase the Denialism, Erase the Racism

          by blindyone on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 12:32:34 PM PDT

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