Speaking Out In Richmond

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Always nice to read articles about people making sure that when the conversation roles around to POC and the racial demographic that we're getting included in the mix.


"We have new people, we have a burgeoning Asian population and Latino population," said Reggie Gordon, CEO of the Greater Richmond chapter of the American Red Cross. "I've been to countless meetings where they've said, 'Hello, we're here too!' The black and the white thing is our past, but our future is a different mosaic."

Malik Khan, spokesman for the Asian American Society of Central Virginia, concurs. He said other minorities bring a healthy dose of objectivity to the conversation.

"We're neither white nor black, we're Asian," said Khan, a native of Pakistan who moved to the U.S. in 1973.