Left-wing New York Times columnist Reid J. Epstein traveled to Marathon County, Wisconsin last week to defame my hometown and smear its working-class residents as racist because they refused to commit our community to racial “equity.”
Earlier this month, the Marathon County Executive Committee shot down a proposed resolution called “A Community for All,” which aims to “achieve racial and ethnic equity” and to acknowledge “systemic inequality.”
The resolution, proposed by the county’s “Diversity Affairs Commission,” a committee many residents had no idea existed until now, was originally called “No Place For Hate.” The resolution was drafted last spring after George Floyd’s death and was hotly debated by board members for nearly a year until the committee voted it down 6-to-2 on May 13.
Epstein “reported” on the vote in a disparaging article, projecting his own political narrative onto a place he visited for no more than a few days. The “fight” over the resolution, claims Epstein, “is amplifying