Ann Berry: No gender diversity

November 3, 2013 

Yes, the six persons to be honored with the latest North Carolina Awards are deserving and distinguished. And, yes, as your Oct. 28 editorial “Our kind of people” headline noted, they’re diverse in talents (and in race). But on reading the list in the earlier news story, I’d done a double take and looked again, and sure enough: All six were men. How sad that among 9 million-plus North Carolinians, over half of them female, there wasn’t one woman distinguished enough to deserve this award. If, that is, anyone thought to look.

Ann T. Berry

Raleigh

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