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.