House Republicans Focus on Minority Outreach at Former Slave Plantation So They Can Learn How To Talk To Black PeopleSubmitted by ralph hornsby on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 00:35
House Republicans gathering to discuss minority outreach picked an odd venue for the retreat — a former slave plantation.
Weary GOPers left Washington Wednesday for the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., where they’re recuperating and focusing on unity after last year’s rough-and-tumble fiscal cliff fight with Democrats.
Panels will take place in the resort’s “Burwell Plantation” room, named after the family that once owned the plantation. The luxury resort is now owned by billionaire Philip Anschutz, a conservative political donor.