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GOP sensitivity training takes place in room named for plantation

The House GOP is learning about “successful communication with minorities and women" in a very unusual setting

Katie McDonough
January 17, 2013 11:23PM (UTC)

The Burwells were among the "First Families" in the Colony of Virginia. They also happened to own several plantations -- and slaves.

So naturally the GOP would host lawmakers eager to learn about "successful communication with minorities and women" in a room named for those plantations.



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Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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