Comment 85018

By DanJelly (registered) | Posted January 09, 2013 at 20:51:47 in reply to Comment 85007

There was no need to point at specific groups of people and label them as people who "don't show up". That language puts blame on those groups. At best it's poorly worded, at worst it's borderline classist and racist and should not have shown up on the site verbatim.

I show up more than most. I have never been asked to reveal my race, place of birth or income level (nor should I be). We should stick with what we know, and not stereotype based on what hasn't been counted.

The wording should have been closer to: Be inclusive. Identify and remove all barriers to civic engagement.

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