House GOP to Discuss Minority Outreach in Burwell Plantation Room at VA Annual Retreat

burwell plantation room 300x154 House GOP to Discuss Minority Outreach in Burwell Plantation Room at VA Annual Retreat

House GOP to Discuss Minority Outreach in Burwell Plantation Room at VA Annual Retreat

HOUSE GOP MINORITY OUTREACH IN BURWELL PLANTATION ROOM:  The House Republican Conference will be held this weekend and they will try to figure out how to attract more minorities and women through a panel, “Discussion on Successful Communication with Minorities and Women.” What’s funny is that the panel will be held in the “Burwell Plantation” room at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. How appropriate — meeting in the plantation room to figure out what to do about minorities.

Friday’s panel, according to the published names, indicate it will include two Latino women, three white men and a Latino moderator. Yet the panel is not without an issue in optics; the room where the discussion will take place is called the “Burwell Plantation” room at the Kingsmill Resort.

In fact, the room is named after the Burwell Family, a wealthy family that owned many slaves in 18th century Southern Virginia. Records pertaining to the families owning of slaves is well-documented by the city of Williamsburg on their website.

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., who heads Republicans’ campaign efforts, deflected a question regarding the irony of a panel trying to help the GOP woo minorities happening in a room named after a slave-owning family’s plantation.

“I don’t pick the rooms we meet in,” Walden said. “I know the Democrats have held their retreats here too and I assume you’ll go and figure out if they ever held meetings in that same room.” Source

It is clear that the party recognizes that they took a shellacking in the presidential election, thanks to black, Latino, Asian and women voters. They also recognize that the demographics are changing and working in the Democrats’ favor. It’s laughable that this meeting about minorities and women should be held in a “plantation” room. Dang, you can’t make this sh*t up. LOL.

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    [quote]It is clear that the party recognizes that they took a shellacking in the presidential election, thanks to black, Latino, Asian and women voters. They also recognize that the demographics are changing and working in the Democrats’ favor. [/quote]

    Janet:

    I hope and pray that you one day “get in touch with yourself”.
    You can tell us more about the REPUBLICANS and what they “lost’ than you can tell us about BLACK PEOPLE and the “Return On Investment”.

    When you see a report about education, Black employment rates or community violence – do you ever think about the word “Loss”?

    You can’t bring yourself to be the “Voice Of The Black Community” who asks “Where is OUR MONEY that we invested?” – INSTEAD YOU ARE the “Voice of what the Present Black Political viewpoint PREFERS”.

    Even when “Preference” does not translates into DEVELOPMENT – it doesn’t seem to bother you.