Peter Kirsanow blasts Portland’s ‘discriminatory’ plan to give $2 million to ‘artists of color’

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow on Tuesday urged Portland to reconsider its decision to funnel millions in stimulus funding to “artists of color,” warning that distributing federal dollars based on race violates civil-rights laws.

In a letter to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Mr. Kirsanow asked why a city determined …

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