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Before diversity had been discovered

This is from the 1980s.

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Of course, it could be argued that in depicting a bunch of apparently white people recreating, the artist was just dealing with the reality he or she knew.

But it would not be long before a publication like this could be counted on to present a racial rainbow vision of hyperdiverse multiculturalism. Heightened awareness or Spokane fantasy? Genuine progress or feel-good make-believe?You make the call.


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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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