The left’s identity politics are finally turning in on itself.
A “Women’s March” event in California was cancelled… after organizers feared the attendees would be overwhelmingly white.
The event’s organizers will, instead, focus on a different event in March… after, presumably, doing more to ensure that comparatively fewer white people attend their event.
In a statement posted to Facebook, event organizers wrote:
“The organizers of the Eureka Women’s March in Humboldt County, California, are moving the focus towards an event date on March 9th, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, to ensure that the people most impacted by systems of oppression have an opportunity to participate in planning,” they wrote.
“We failed to have the type of collaboration needed to be inclusive of some of the most underrepresented voices in our community, namely, women of color and people who are gender non-conforming,” they added.
“Our intention with this march is to affect real social change by raising the voices of all women within our community,” the post continued. “We recognize the majority of our current leadership team is white, and planning for this event has been centered around our experiences. In recognizing our failure to put enough effort into being more inclusive, we are attempting to make things right by taking this time to create a more balanced leadership team. Our goal moving forward is to ensure the voices of women of color are heard and centered when we come together for the furtherance of the rights and protection of women.”
According to the 2010 Census, Eureka, in northern California, is 79.3% white.