Diversity is really hard. It’s especially hard when you’re not all that diverse and in a majority white city you can’t find anyone except the same angry lefty hipsters to show up to your hate rally.
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.
“This decision was made after many conversations between local social-change organizers and supporters of the march,” organizers said in a press release.
“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.”
As long as they aren’t white women.
Online stats claim that 77% of the population of Eureka is white and less than 2% is black. I don’t know how much diversity these folks are expecting.
But this will probably really disappoint Allison.
On December 30, one person who wasn’t actually in Humboldt County at the moment saw that there were no plans in place to have a Woman’s March and she set the ball in motion.
Edrington who lives in Fortuna told us, “I was in Wyoming on a family vacation when I saw those posts advertising [the Women’s March in Eureka] and also trying to sell t-shirts…” Soon, she realized that page didn’t represent an actual event but was there to sell merchandise. In an effort to find whether a march was happening, Edrington said, “I called the city of Eureka and they said nobody had applied for a permit.”
And thus ended Eureka’s one and only hate rally to scream about a McKinley statue. Onward!
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