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Women’s March in California canceled over concerns it would be ‘overwhelmingly white’

A Women’s March group is canceling its January rally in Humboldt County, Calif., over concerns that its participants would be “overwhelmingly white.”

The decision comes amid division and tension in the broader Women’s March movement, which has unified millions of women and men in protest in the past two years.

www.washingtonpost.com…

I’ve been concerned about reports of anti-Semitism in Women’s March Inc. — which is only one of several groups organizing women’s marches, although I think it was the main organizer of the big one on the past.

I’ve looked into it and it appears that the local San Diego organization is not affiliated with Women’s March Inc.

Still, I’ll probably just sit out the women’s march this year. I’m not making a huge deal out of this because anti-Semitism isn’t my only reason for sitting out the march. It’s not even the main reason. I’m just not a marcher.

Women’s March Roiled by Accusations of Anti-Semitism

Farah Stockman, www.nytimes.com…:

Within days of Donald J. Trump’s election, a diverse group of women united by their concern about the incoming administration gathered at a restaurant in New York to plan a protest march in Washington. They had seen the idea floating on Facebook and wanted to turn it into a reality.

The unity did not last long. Vanessa Wruble, a Brooklyn-based activist, said she told the group that her Jewish heritage inspired her to try to help repair the world. But she said the conversation took a turn when Tamika Mallory, a black gun control activist, and Carmen Perez, a Latina criminal justice reform activist, replied that Jews needed to confront their own role in racism.

I’m skeptical. The Women’s March denounces anti-Semitism several times on its home page. Bigots don’t denounce bigotry. www.womensmarch.com…