The future participants are the wrong sort


News from northern California:

The organizers of the annual Women’s March have decided not to hold a rally in Eureka on Jan. 19, as previously planned, because they say participants do not represent the diversity of the area.

Excuse me? How can they possibly know that? People at a march can just show up, and the organizers can’t know in advance how “diverse” they are or aren’t.

“This decision was made after many conversations between local social-change organizers and supporters of the march,” organizers said in a press release.

They said organizers will continue to meet and discuss how to broaden representation to create an event that represents Humboldt County.

“Up to this point, the participants have been overwhelmingly white, lacking representation from several perspectives in our community,” the press release went on to say. “Instead of pushing forward with crucial voices absent, the organizing team will take time for more outreach. Our goal is that planning will continue and we will be successful in creating an event that will build power and community engagement through connection between women that seek to improve the lives of all in our community.”

Or they could just go ahead with the march and see who shows up.

On the other hand, this source is a Sinclair tv station, and all the other sources I found are extreme-right (Breitbart, Free Republic, etc). I can’t find the press release itself, only extreme-right outlets quoting from it. I can’t find the march on Facebook, although last year’s is there. I’m not sure how reliable or accurate this is. If it is, I remain curious how they can know a march is too white before the march happens.

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