Media reports of the massive and important One Nation Working Together demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial yesterday reported on its diversity, the mix of cultures, and issues represented. Indeed, when compared to the Tea Party/Glenn Beck, virtually-all-white event on August 28, the contrast is striking. This isn't surprising, of course, given that the Tea Party is essentially re-packaged, big money-supported, ultra-right-wingism: hostile to affirmative action, immigrants, an African American president, low-income people, the idea of health care for all, equality, justice, and much more. Regarding diversity at yesterday's rally, the Washington Post commented in its news story that "members of …
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Ted Glick is the national policy director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Past writings and more information can be found here.
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