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The percentages of different ethnicity's found in our general populations usually corelates to the percentages of different ethnicities found in the local Buddhist congregations. The glaring exception to this representation is from the Black community.
Most Buddhist communities have at some time noted this observation, wondering if this is the elephant in their living room that no one wants to acknowledge and follows it up in asking if we are actually as inclusive as we claim to be.
When my own white privileged guilt dropped by, it made me wonder if folks coming from a cultural background where the essence of their validity has been endemically questioned, would the Buddhist offerings of a dissolving of one's identity not seem to be just another duplication of what caused their suffering in the first place?