Organizers of a women's march rally planned for Northern California next month canceled the event, saying they were worried that the contestants had been "overwhelmingly white."
In a press release, the organizers report for the march in Eureka – about 270 miles north of San Francisco – said Friday that the decision had fallen after many discussions between local organizers of social change and supporters of the march.
"Until then, attendees were overwhelmingly white and unrepresented from different perspectives in our community," the press release continues.
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"I was horrified, to be honest," said Amy Sawyer Long Washington Times "I understand a diverse group, but we live in a mostly white area … not to mention how useful it is to break off, regardless of race, people still want their voices to be heard."  "I understand that I want a diverse group, but we live in a mostly white area … not to mention how useful it is to break off
The rally scheduled for January 19 would have commemorated the third anniversary of the original women's march, which took place in January 21, 2017, one day after President took office Trump.
The group said it intends to relocate the rally to March to celebrate International Women's Day. [March59005] The March Women's Movement Was Clouded by Complaints from Some Blacks and Latina The New York Times reported that women expressed concern that their contribution would often be disregarded or overlooked.
The cancellation of the march in California follows an earlier one in Chicago.
The women march organizers in this city cited high The Chicago Tribune reported cost and temporary volunteer hours as reasons for mothballing the annual rally.
"There is no march, there is no rally," said Sara Kurensky, board member of Women's March, Chicago. "We will offer people opportunities to organize and take action in their local communities."
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Meanwhile, the national leadership of the women's march became anti-Semitic for joining the leader of the nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, faced.
In a speech in February, Farrakhan praised the co-president of the women's march, Tamika Mallory, and declared, "The mighty Jews I am my enemy."
The leaders of the Women's March Inc. stand on the Testbed because they do not condemn Farrakhan's rhetoric fast enough The Nation of Islam is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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Earlier this month, a Washington government chapter of the March March was dissolved in protest of the national group's links to anti-Semitism.
For January 19 are in Washington, DC, and numerous other cities across the country and marches and rallies are still planned throughout the world.