Thursday, August 18, 2005

Ethnic Diversity and Political Candidates

From yesterday's Deseret News: "The Democrats are the ones that keep championing diversity, so why haven't they gone out and recruited minority candidates?" asked Evans, the first black man to chair the county Republicans. "It's another example of paying lip service." The problem with this statement is that the county Republicans are also not recruiting minority candidates. The fact that James Evans is black is kind of a fluke. It doesn't indicate Republican support in the black community nor does it indicate an effort by Republicans to recruite minority candidates. I think James Evans is a competent man. I thought he was a good Senator and I would hate for him to be relegated within the Republican party to some sort of token black man to be held up against the Democrats.

3 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

If James Evans wants to start the lip service game, I say "Bring it on."

-Bob

8/18/2005 04:43:00 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

The only way Evans won his Senate seat is because there was a Democratic Latina and a Green Latino who split the Latino vote.

8/19/2005 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evans is a token for the GOP... but he does fit in with the bad suits and the bad shoes! Ask him about the mysterious negative mailing the day before the election.

10/31/2005 02:16:00 AM  

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