Sunday, July 12, 2009

Published: Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

EDITOR: In the redistricting vote story, the story mentions that the two dissenters, Dorothy DeShields and Nick Rhodes, are "the two black members." Given that the dissent was over socioeconomic issues and lack of diversity, does this mean that it is their personal race that dictates why they vote?

Or perhaps it is because they believe, as their new colleague-elect, the white Republican Elizabeth Redenbaugh, that the best opportunity for our youth comes from their ability to know and be known by the world they inhabit and experience it at its fullest - equally, equitably, and in an environment that is suited to development.

I guess we will never know with this board. Perhaps future articles we (explore) beyond race as a motivator, and a desire for the best for all children, as apropos.

L.S. "Bo" Dean Jr.


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