Editorial: Preserve citizen civil-rights panels

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  • Updated: January 26, 2012 - 9:29 PM

Effective human-rights groups are beneficial to communities.

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jarlmnJan. 27, 12 1:22 PM

I once served on such a panel in a first-tier suburb. It was largely a waste of time. Many complainants would come before the "Commission" with no other motive than to bolster the law suit they were moving forward with, regardless. Other complaints were frivolous in the extreme. The rest of the body's effort was to do ineffectual "diversity awareness" activities in town and to organize a sappy-happy annual "celebrate diversity" luncheon for city employees .... serving rice to represent Asians and tacos to represent Hispanics. Most of these "Commissions" are marginal at best and effect little.

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righteeeoooJan. 27, 12 4:58 PM

How about a panel to stress that we are all Americans rather than a panel to push a cultural agenda?????

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