Letter: Tucson’s Equity Bureau? | Local affairs

Re: May 27 article “Yes, Tucson Really Needs an Office of Equity.”

Eva Karene Romero’s case for funding an Office of Equity in the Tucson City Government is, ostensibly, the most overtly racist and sexist defense of an equity position I’ve ever seen. To say that one can only be justly represented in government by one person of the same race and sex is frankly absurd. What about personal belief systems, political positions, and personal moral code that have nothing to do with race? Are these irrelevant to Mrs. Romero? Their view that demographics and color or gender are the basis of fair representation is the best example of discrimination and racism it can ever provide. A sad comment indeed.

Disclaimer: As filed with the Arizona Daily Star.


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