Congressman DeSaulnier To Hold “Conversation on Race” Town Hall At DVC On Tuesday

April 22, 2019 16:00 pm · 35 comments

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier will host a “Conversation on Race” town hall meeting with Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Diablo Valley College.

This town hall is intended to “facilitate more understanding, healing, and progress to help us move forward as a nation,” according to DeSaulnier.

“A Conversation on Race” Town Hall

Tuesday, April 23 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Diablo Valley College Cafeteria

Ricardoh April 22, 2019 at 4:07 PM

Maybe he will denounce his Whiteness again. Who is the guest? The head of the White caucus sorry I meant Black caucus. We don’t have a White caucus.

burnbabyburn April 22, 2019 at 4:14 PM

What, no al sharpton?

MoJo April 22, 2019 at 4:17 PM

Circle track, Nascar or demolition derby?

The Wizard April 22, 2019 at 6:13 PM

How a figure eight.

Sick of it April 22, 2019 at 5:50 PM

He is here to stir the pot. Race relations have gotten worse since politicians have got involved. In my lifetime and have never seen more anger between the races as now. It has always been around in general in the US but growing up we never really noticed any differences between us. Now it is pushed to highlight those differences to help race relations. Doesn’t make sense at all and you have this clown speaking on it. Need him gone big time

ZZ April 22, 2019 at 6:14 PM

Oh, so Marky has to have a black woman hold his hand to have a ridiculous, unnecessary conversation about the (media created) racial issues?
Shut up Marky.

Donald April 22, 2019 at 6:18 PM

Which race? All or just those that support his leftist liberal voter base?

The Wizard April 22, 2019 at 6:20 PM

Keep stirring those embers Mark. You should step down and give your job to a person of color.

martinezmike April 22, 2019 at 6:29 PM

Can’t we just say the congressman will hold a racist town hall?

Db8ng1 April 22, 2019 at 6:57 PM

Wow! Such ignorance in these comments but not one of you would have the courage to set foot in DVC (or at any of his town halls whether it be on race, gun control, or what’s really happening in DC) because you’re a bunch of cowards.

Think about it: if you’re afraid to say it out loud, it’s because you know in your heart of hearts, that what you’re thinking is wrong. If you only feel justified in your opinion from behind a screen, then what you’re thinking is wrong.

You all should make a friend of a different religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation… make many friends. Then see if they’d be open to conversations with you about their experiences.

Who knows? You might learn something.

ZZ April 22, 2019 at 9:28 PM

I don’t need to waste my time listening to a liberal race baiting joke like Marky. I don’t need to say anything “out loud” to him and I certainly don’t live my life “behind a screen” with how I feel about the racism that the liberals keep creating for political gain.

Fred P. April 22, 2019 at 9:53 PM

@Db….Been to his dog and pony shows; have emailed, mailed, faxed and called his offices over the years. He is not interested in the facts..,,,just like you. Only his opinion and those of his handlers, count.

So get rid of your holier than thou attitude and learn to think for yourself. He’s doing nothing more than pandering for votes….and it looks like he’s suckered you.

And yes, I have plenty of friends if all different persuasions. The thing is, even my liberal friends can talk politics in a civilized manner – unlike most of the liberals/democrats here.

Go back to your safe space, loser. I doubt you’ll learn anything, though.

gittyup April 22, 2019 at 9:53 PM

No, actually, I know what I’m thinking is right. I learned it from the best teacher ever … experience. And, nobody is going to impugn the integrity, or the authenticity, of those observations. And, certainly nobody is going to make me feel guilty for thinking for myself and forming my own opinions, however unpopular.

tired April 22, 2019 at 10:16 PM

Been to DVC and the liberal educators where pushing the bad white people racial divisions then. Those forums have a lynch mob mentality. Getting even with white Europeans.

If it was about healing then there would be no racial divisions as they have been pushing this mantra for a long long time. It is quite the opposite, propaganda techniques used to stir racism.

Interesting enough most of the student body are immigrants that came to this country to improve their lives yet are taught how bad white people are as they ignore their own inherent racism of their racial communities in the countries they come from.

All in all it is a toxic soup created by the Hegelian educations system. Hegel should be rate as one of the most evil minds of the modern world.

Nope April 22, 2019 at 11:29 PM

No, we’re not afraid to say it out loud because “deep down we know we’re wrong,” we’re afraid to say it out loud because to disagree with the tolerant left on anything related to race, gender, sexuality, or abortion in California is to make yourself a target personally and professionally.

So rather than speak up and be called bigots, boycotted, fired, or any of the other tools of the left well just quietly shake our heads at the ridiculousness and wait for a chance to speak up at the ballot box.

Fred P. April 23, 2019 at 7:48 AM

Db8 is the ultimate liberal/democrat. By that, I mean, she/she fully espouses tolerance, diversity, freedom of thought/speech, inclusion, etc….

But when it comes to having opposing opinions (note: OPINIONS), this hypocrite sits down and throws out blanket INSULTS at others who dare disagree.. You make the grandiose assumption that everyone who disagrees with your shortsighted beliefs is wrong/ignorant/a coward.

Got news for you, snowflake. Don’t bother trumpeting your own weaknesses as YOU “hide” behind a keyboard. You have ZERO knowledge of who we are, what we do, who are friends are, whether we go to his one-sided “town halls” where all questions are preselected – or anything else of a personal nature..

Using your logic – since Bill Clinton cheated on Hillary, I guess I can claim that all democrats cheat on their spouses. Since Hillary lied about her e-mails and “wiping her disk drive”, I guess I can assume that all democrats are functionally illiterate when it comes to computers, and will stop at nothing to lie about it.

See what that gets you?

And as others have said – if marky is pushing the “white privilege” issue so much and is so damn apologetic about it – WTF hasn’t he resigned his position and “given” it to a person “of color” -not black…. because saying “black” is racist in and of itself.

Hypocrite! Go back to howling at the moon and eating tide pods.

Rollo Tomasi April 23, 2019 at 8:52 AM


You live in an echo chamber and you don’t even realize it. Tell you what – attend the next lecture by a conservative at any local university. You might learn something – except you won’t, because you’re too cowardly to attend.

Fred P. April 24, 2019 at 8:04 AM

Db8 – Yup, I was in town and went to his “town hall.”

Nothing new – that idiot is staying true to form,.

Now, Db8 the moron – you need to retract your statement about “none of you having the courage…….because you’re all a bunch of cowards.”

Go back to whining and crying, loser.

mitch April 22, 2019 at 7:46 PM


Too busy treating people based on the content of their character to attend a workshop about skin color. Some of us learned the lessons of MLK, apparently that wasn’t Desaulnier.

SF oh April 22, 2019 at 7:56 PM

I didn’t see any mention of a representative from the Asian community participating in this “conversation”. Mark doesn’t care about pandering for their votes?

Always Right April 22, 2019 at 9:45 PM

Asians kinda blow a hole in the white privilege narrative. As a group they earn more than white people, live longer, have lower rates of divorce, abortion, etc.

Could it be they ignore the Democrat race baiting and discover America really is the land of opportunity?

Could it be they arrive with traditional moral and religious values and have not (yet) learned to hate their own parents’ culture and values?

SF oh April 23, 2019 at 8:08 AM

Yes, my post was intended as sarcasm to point out the hypocrisy of these “Conversation” meetings. The Dems are always screaming about inclusion, yada, yada… Yet here’s another example of them not practicing what they preach. If Mark wants to call this a “Conversation on Race”, then he needs to include speakers from ALL groups. Based on the information in the article above, I would call this “A Conversation on Race-Baiting in Order to Instill that Victim Mentality in Young People and Present the Dems as Saviors to Pander for Votes”. My title for the meeting might be a bit long for the signs – but it’s accurate. What a bunch of crap.

Cautiously Informed April 22, 2019 at 9:32 PM

Another monumental achievement by DeSourair. When he was running for office, did he run on a platform promising to make regular shallow banal statements, and on having meaningless discussions?

Regular Guy April 22, 2019 at 9:34 PM

These so-called conversations are all about apologizing for being white. Race relations were much better 30+ years ago before the professional race baiters started doing their work.
I wish Marky would spend more time on quality of life issues in this state (infrastructure, traffic, water, cost of living, affordable housing, fire insurance outside of urban areas, schools, regional job distribution, etc.)

gittyup April 22, 2019 at 9:43 PM

Does Mark DeSaulnier telecommute? He spends an awful lot of time in his home District. Does he phone in his vote on all the important issues Democrats aren’t considering because they’re so fixated on Donald Trump? Or, does he fly home frequently with his humongous carbon footprint causing “climate change?” You know the “climate change I’m talking about. The one Democrats are so concerned about,

Fred P. April 22, 2019 at 9:57 PM

Are “people of color” only black now?

What happened to the Asians? The Hispanics? The American Indian?

See what I mean? Just trolling for votes like any good hypocrite.

Dennis April 23, 2019 at 6:59 AM

It’s interesting the he chose a nice liberal junior college for this versus doing this at a NRA convention. He knows who he wants as an audience.

The Mamba April 23, 2019 at 8:24 AM

Who did Mark hurt so that he has to do this? I’m good on my end.

RANDOM TASK April 23, 2019 at 9:04 AM

The de slacker crap stiring session train is in station
Dems use race to keep up the chaos and use it to control the lemmings
I still can not believe that people fall for obvious dem political hurtful topics
And yes these dems all speak of equality yet focus on only one group to stir up the pot …which in its self is racist in my opinion …insinuating that this one group will be stirred up to cause violence and chaos over dem agenda politics and smearing whites as haters ….the other groups are used in a strategic timely manner
So in essence the dems are playing war games and using nerve gas as the starting barrage just like always then they drop the clusterbombs of lbgtq ….then the strategic volley of immigration as voting nears
I can not believe that educated people and even common sense can not see through a political ploy to use them to get elected and then do absolutely nothing after
Chicago has oscama and they got what ?
Clinton’s gave what ?
Race something that dems use to get elected then drop
Just like illegals they use them …if they made them legal then they could make up their own minds and vote how they wanted and not for a party who says vote for dem or you have to leave
Not allowing people to hear facts and make their own decision but instead dems stab them where it hurts and then promise to stop the bleeding if they vote for them
The Chinese built the railroads in America why are the dems not poking the Chinese ?
Or people who work the mines all their lives
Its all about DRAMA the dems are a well oiled soap opera in full motion and high ratings
I feel sad for people who can’t turn it off and live reality and make up their own minds and not follow the baiters.
Open your eyes and ears
People want simple things …money vacations cars houses good schools that educate and not indoctrinate
All of those are accomplished with jobs and moving up and thriving and striving for more …not being a race …but an American
Not sitting on dem welfare in low income housing chanting what dems tell you to
Be free not tied to a party using you for votes

Bill Cutting April 23, 2019 at 9:07 AM

Spot on tired. That is The philosophy of our current rulers of the day… they are basically Kabbalists, universalists. I believe Hagel was a member of the Rosicrucians too. Which has a red rose as a symbol which if you pay attention to most leftist organizations they have a red rose as a symbol that goes back to the French revolution where they would paint a red rose on the ceiling to indicate they were part of the revolution I believe. But it’s also related to a certain red shield family LOL They want a one world government like Lord of the rings one ring to rule them all. Brainwashed liberals think it’s going to be like the old-school Coke commercial standing on the hill all holding hands with everyone but these people don’t seem to understand there are instinctual bonds among people that share the same race you can never break. Besides multiculturalism was forced upon Europeans in this country by the gun that’s the only way they can make it successful and guess what your tax money has funded this for a long time…what have we gotten for this ? Accused of being racist? Most people have an affinity for their same culture to try to engineer it otherwise is very weird and trodsky like A perfect example of it being engineered is modern TV watch the commercials look what they’re promoting by the way who owns these networks? Hmm

Bud E April 23, 2019 at 11:04 AM

Thank you Mark for keeping the discussion open, the divide in this country needs to be understood and dealt with

WC April 23, 2019 at 12:52 PM

And thank you 24hr new channels for making sure the divide continues to grow. You’ll never see a show about the harmony among all in the community cause that doesn’t sell. Wake up sheep!

Rollo Tomasi April 23, 2019 at 7:48 PM

DeSaulnier is the LAST person that with that understanding. Perhaps he should surrender his Senate seat to a person of color.

WC April 23, 2019 at 12:50 PM

Was excited but I misread the title. I was hoping for a “Conversation on Roads”…

RANDOM TASK April 23, 2019 at 3:45 PM

so who does de slacker work for anyways?
I thought it was for all people.
he sure has no problem creating divide ….is that what dems are promoting here?
since when does a bar tender race bait anyways?

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