In Oakland this week for a wedding, we spent some time yesterday at the Oakland Museum of California and were impressed by how well done it is. In particular I liked the use of paper notes and a chalkboard to create a kind of hard-copy social media, inviting people to comment on questions and issues. I guess what really impressed me was the tone. Unlike digital social media so much of the time, it was calm and compassionate. Possibly (probably?) it’s monitored by the museum staff, but it was refreshing.
Something I already knew about California: It was part of Mexico before it became a state in 1850, so it came into the U.S. as a place populated by Mexicans.
Something I learned about California: It’s white population is less than 50%; 42%, to be exact.
***So what is your vision of the future?