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Small Town Leading Efforts To Be More Inclusive

Bluffton, Indiana, is one of many small cities across the country making renewed efforts towards creating racial harmony in hopes of spurring economic development.

"Bluffton was among the first to join the National League of Cities' Partnership for Working Toward Inclusive Communities. The initiative encourages cities to start a dialogue about diversity and acceptance and to put up signs promoting their efforts... Sixty-eight cities have joined."

But... "deciding whether to join the program could be touchy for many politicians against the backdrop of the national debates over issues such as illegal immigration and same-sex marriage."

Full Story: Small Indiana town singing tune of racial, ethnic harmony

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