By: Diane Benjamin
On September 12, 2001 we were all Americans. American flags lined neighborhoods. For one day we were a united country. It didn’t last.
The citizens of Normal sponsored the Racial Equity Summit held yesterday and today:
Why are some minorities wildly successful and some aren’t? Maybe they didn’t “stand idly” waiting for opportunity to be handed to them. Maybe their “differences” didn’t stop them from achieving their goals because they didn’t let roadblocks get in their way. Maybe everyone, regardless of color, who succeeds doesn’t allow roadblocks to stop them.
Read the agenda: http://www.normal.org/daringdiversity
Taxpayers funded an event meant to insure a racial divide continues. It reinforces the myth that minorities can not possibly succeed because of history. Today’s program is a call for the community to “address disparities”.
Equity is earned not given. There isn’t a session on how it is earned. One of yesterday’s sessions had this:
The theory of colorblindness and the reality of it being the highest form of racism.
Yes, Martin Luther King is not only deceased, he’s forgotten.
The email below was included in my latest FOIA request. We all pay for this one:
How much are you paying this person: