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Pretty rainbows or identity politics?
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Pretty rainbows or identity politics?

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Was it just about pretty rainbows, or has identity politics come to town?

It appears the controversy over painting the downtown crosswalks was much more than just about rainbow colors. Such actions have been symbolic attempts to remake or reorder societies based on alleging the supposed victimization or marginalization of groups based on skin color and/or lifestyle choices; however, having considered current events across the country, I believe it’s also about power and pushes for implementing diversity, equity (not equality), and inclusion (DEI) and/or critical race theory (CRT) objectives.

Since Hamilton City Council candidate Kathy Dexter used the term “marginalized groups” in her strong support for painting rainbow crosswalks, I asked about her position on CRT via her candidate Facebook page; she didn’t answer my question, instead she deleted it.

I remain concerned so ask here—what is her position on CRT? Why did she apply to run for city council on the last day allowable—was it because she still wants the rainbow crosswalks denied by the current council; does she have an identity politics agenda? In my opinion it’s important to know much more about what electing Ms. Dexter to Ward #2 would truly mean for the future of Hamilton.

I have reviewed the consistent, solid work performance of our current councilman, Rod Pogachar, and am convinced that we would continue to benefit from his leadership, so I will vote to re-elect Rod Pogachar — I hope many others will too.

— Cathy Ward, Hamilton

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