Greensboro NC – City boards lack diversity


What tickles the hell out of me is how some folks jumped on the article because the reporter stated that

An analysis of six of the city’s most important council-appointed boards found that:

* Seventy-six percent of the members are men.

* Sixty-seven percent are Caucasian and the rest are African American. There are no members of any other race.

Damn so this is not a lack of diversity?

C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

They help rewrite or interpret city laws.

They decide whether developers can build a new project or the city should annex land.

They are the members of Greensboro’s boards and commissions — people appointed to represent city residents on issues that affect quality of life.

But they aren’t exactly representative of the community. (News & Record)

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