Amazingly White

So I was at the monthly meeting of my Democratic Town Committee and this nice lady of I think Hispanic heritage (she had a slight accent) asked the Chairman why there weren’t any candidates of color in the upcoming election (at least locally). He hemmed and hawed a while but it was apparent he didn’t really have a clue, but I knew- my town is overwhelmingly white. We think Portuguese and Italians are exotic (Irish? We don’t have any.).

Anyway I Googled it on my phone and it was worse than I thought. I won’t quote the exact number but it was in the mid 90s. I shared it with the group and they were just as surprised as I was, we all kind of looked at each other and went, “Hmm…”.