In July I was appointed by Governor Herbert to serve on the Multicultural Commission. Here is a photo of our current membership taken last Tuesday:
A major part of our Tuesday meeting was a presentation by Pam Perlich. The presentation was a mixture of education and advocacy. The gist of the statistics is that Utah will find itself with a "minority" majority in the next 30 years as the white population in the state is eclipsed by minority population growth. Given the significant socioeconomic gap that exists between minorities and the present majority, it is essential that this gap be narrowed if we are to avoid extreme social tension and dysfunction. The solution to closing this gap is not though government welfare and transfer payments, but rather through eduction and cultural assimilation. This solution is a main focus of the Multicultural Commission.
It is a privilege to serve and work with stakeholders in the community to find effective remedies to this urgent problem.