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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:44 PM

GOP sensitivity training takes place in room named for plantation

The House GOP is learning about “successful communication with minorities and women" at the Burwell Plantation.
The Burwell family of Virginia were among the First Families of Virginia in the Colony of Virginia. They also happened to own several plantations — and slaves.

So naturally the GOP would host lawmakers eager to learn about “successful communication with minorities and women” in a room named for those plantations.





http://www.salon.com/2013/01/17/gop_sensitivity_training_takes_place_in_room_named_for_slave_owners/

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Reply GOP sensitivity training takes place in room named for plantation (Original post)
octoberlib Jan 2013 OP
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #1
octoberlib Jan 2013 #4
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #2
arcane1 Jan 2013 #3
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #5
Pisces Jan 2013 #6

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:51 PM

1. That reminds me of ...

a discussion I had, a decade ago, with a co-worker. We worked at a Civil Rights organization. She came back from a conference in S.C., and was talking excitedly about the conference; but more so about her accommodations ... she stayed at a Bed and Breakfast located on the grounds of a plantation that provided as a additional revenue stream, guided tours of the refurbished slave quaters, complete with character actors.

She couldn't understand why is was less than impressed and, generally, unapproving.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:22 PM

4. Unbelievable. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:57 PM

2. Did they learn to play with themselves with more sensitivity?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:02 PM

3. The mere fact that they need to "learn" this should doom them to irrelevance

For them, it's never about their ideas, it's always about branding. How about being open and honest, repubs, and let the chips fall where they may?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:46 PM

5. Additional article on the link below



House Republicans Hold Minority Outreach Meeting In ‘Burwell Plantation’ Conference Room

http://www.mediaite.com/online/house-republicans-hold-minority-outreach-meeting-in-burwell-plantation-conference-room/

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:49 PM

6. I couldn't think of a more perfect setting for the Grand Old Party. There are no mistakes.

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