PoliticalHistorian Wrote:
Dec 12, 2012 8:44 PM
I belong to many organizations (I guess I have social capital). The problem is when these organizations meet, they have little experience in welcoming "different" people. The Rotary breakfasts, in one of the most affluent zip codes in the US, is a case in point. The guest or new member walks in. The host --- "proud as hell" --- trots the person around "as if" on exhibit. This is "our" Asian, this is our friend from India, this is our black friend, this is our Latino friend. Invariably, the guest is asked by one member without the slightest effort to be subtle .... "What is wrong with your people? They vote Democrat." It is embarrassing and I've mentioned this in meetings. And then, I'm dismissed as liberal. Geez.