Yesterday, a GOP strategist named Ana Navarro, who has worked for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, confirmed that Romney segregates his audiences, seating minorities and women together in the same row(s). In an interview with Politico Magazine, Ms. Navarro stated that," “You can almost invariably count on the row of women or black or brown people strategically placed in the audience.” While Mitt Romney and his handlers might attempt to put a positive spin on their actions, the net effect of seating certain groups together in one area is still the same: the audience is segregated by race and gender. If the GOP is truly interested in attracting more women and minority voters, corraling them all into one small area of the audience is absolutely the wrong way to go about it. It is also not the proper way to show respect to these groups, who should be afforded the same right to sit wherever they wish as everybody else.
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