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The Line: Racism Charge Over Failed Legislative Proposal

March 16, 2018 – Legislators again failed to pass a proposal to expand early childhood education using money from the Land Grant Permanent Fund, and took issue when Allen Sánchez, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Bishops, called the action racist. Were his remarks inflammatory? Was he referring to structural or institutional racism, as opposed to any racist stance by an individual? Gene Grant leads the Line panel in a debate on the issue.

Line Panelists:
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management

Further reading:
Bishops ‘double down’ on racism charges – by Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal