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Visiting Kentucky leaders ask about race, diversity, and Boise's lack thereof

May 10, 2018View for printing

The Kentuckians came to Boise to talk about change, about how the City of Trees became a national media darling, how its Downtown has been transformed, how technology companies have been drawn by the low cost of living and friendly business community.

But on Wednesday, the 180-member delegation from Lexington wanted to know about something in Boise that has not changed all that much. The population has boomed, but the city's racial make-up is still overwhelmingly white.

"Is diversity and inclusion an issue?" asked one visitor from Kentucky, in a written query repeated in some form several times Wednesday. "This is one of the least diverse communities we have visited. Thoughts?"

BY MARIA L. LA GANGA ... 820034.html
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