Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tim Mak - The Republican Rainbow Coalition Is Real

No, seriously. The Republicans now have more top-flight minority candidates than the Democrats. How did this happen?

From The Daily Beast

Thinking inside the conservative movement is also changing, slowly, on the topic of race. Not long ago, the concept of diversity was viewed as anti-meritocratic—even harmful. It was associated with government heavy-handedness and viewed with disdain.

Now it’s viewed by a growing segment of conservatives as integral. “In the Republican Party, when you heard the word diversity a few years ago, it meant affirmative action, quotas. That to this day is something that is unacceptable to most conservatives,” said Steel, the California GOP national committeeman.

“Today, the meaning for Republicans has changed—[it means] an inclusion of people from different backgrounds.”

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