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At last week's Raleigh City Council meeting, Councilman Russ Stephenson publicly broached the topic that Raleigh plans to contract with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity - June 21, 2016

You can watch the video here. 45:55 mark. 

At last week's Raleigh City Council meeting, Councillor Russ Stephenson publicly noted that the City of Raleigh was finalizing a contract with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity. Councillor Stephenson has specifically noted he wants Raleigh to hire on the services of Julie Nelson with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity. 

So the questions become:

1. Who is the Government Alliance on Race and Equity? 
2. What services will they provide to the City of Raleigh?
4. How much will Raleigh taxpayers pay for this privilege? 

1. Who is the Government Alliance on Race and Equity?

"The Government Alliance is a joint project between the Center for Social Inclusion and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society."

They are based out of the University of California at Berkeley. 

"The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is a national network of government cohorts working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all."

Who is the Center Social Inclusion?

"George Soros is behind a newly uncovered effort to teach Democratic congressmen how to smear their opponents as racist.
Last week House Democrats invited the radical, left-wing, Soros-financed group called the Center for Social Inclusion “to address the issue of race to defend government programs,” according to documentation reviewed by Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner.
“The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious,” Gehrke writes.
According to Gehrke, trainer Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion blasted “conservative messages [that are] racially ‘coded’ and had images of people of color that we commonly see used” and suggested ways to combat Republicans’ supposedly racially-coded rhetoric.
Facts don’t matter in Wiley’s estimation. “It’s emotional connection, not rational connection that we need,” she said.
Wiley offered that Newt Gingrich calling Obama a “food stamp president,” cannot be “a race-neutral statement, even if Newt Gingrich did not intend racism.” In other words, all criticism of Obama is rooted in racism.
Wiley, a so-called civil rights attorney, is the daughter of the late George Wiley, the leader of the now-defunct National Welfare Rights Organization. NWRO created ACORN in 1970 and President Obama worked for ACORN in his community organizing days,
Wiley’s group gets its money from anti-American philanthropists such as Soros. The Soros-funded Tides Foundation has given $879,800 to the group since 2005. Soros’s Open Society Institute has donated at least $75,000 to the group since 2002. Other hard-left institutional donors to the group include the Public Welfare Foundation Inc. ($308,355 since 2010) and the Surdna Foundation ($60,000 since 2008)."
and ...

  • Views the U.S. as a nation infested with white racism and discrimination
  • Seeks to counteract America's "structural racism" by means of taxpayer-funded policy initiatives
  • Supports the training of local community organizers to serve as agents of social change

The Haas Institute has worked to promote racial presences as well. 

2. What services will they provide to the City of Raleigh? 

We don't know. Raleigh says they are "finalizing a contract." 
All we can go with are Councillor Stephenson's remarks:

"Stephenson says proposal to have an equity consultant come in and do training for senior staff. He says council should also have a session with the equity consultant." 

4. How much will Raleigh taxpayers pay for this privilege? 

We don't know. Raleigh cannot/will not provide this figure. 

Now Raleigh City Councillor Russ Stephenson wants to push a far-left University of California at Berkeley organization into Raleigh's municipal government - courtesy of your tax dollars.