Cities, Associations Cultivate Diversity

According to the U.S. Census, the percentage of white Americans grew only 5.9 percent between 1990 and 2000, compared to 15.6 percent for Blacks, 48.3 percent for Asians, and 57.9 percent for Hispanics and Latinos. The face of the United States is changing, and associations—and their meetings--need to change along with it.

Not surprisingly, one association in the vanguard is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Last year, it joined in a legal battle with Ada

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