Dear Editor, 

The Democratic Party makes the point consistently and often that white males have enjoyed privileged and power for too long, and now, that must change.

The outcome of the recent Virginia primary for governor casts doubt on whether or not the Party is so committed. Two black females ran for the nomination for governor, and one would think ideal candidates—not white and not male.

But who got the endorsement of Governor Northam? The white male, Mr. McAuliffe, who has already served one term as governor. And who won the primary with 62% of the vote? The white male, Mr. McAuliffe, who has already served one term as governor.

It might be true that Governor Northam and the voters believe that Mr. McAuliffe is the best qualified, and so, their choice would be wise. 

From here on though, it is not expected the Party will again speak of embracing diversity and inclusion, but will be guided by qualification.

Steve Brown

Springfield, VA

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