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“DEI appointee”

Carmel Pine Cone – Jan. 26, 2024

At a Pacific Grove School Board meeting last October, Bruce Doneux stated that White people need to get together and figure out “why we’re so screwed up.” Your reporter quoted him accurately. Now Doneux is the latest appointee to the Pacific Grove Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.

Doneux did not specify whether he has figured out why “we” are so screwed up. I suggest a humbler goal: that he starts by figuring out whether he is screwed up. Then he can share his findings with the rest of us and we can assess whether they apply to us. It is problematic, though, that he enters this new position with an already chosen narrative.

David R. Henderson, Pacific Grove