Miller, George: Moscone's Legacy of inclusion


George Miller: I think George’s legacy is huge in the area of inclusion. He had an opportunity as a state senator to deal with policy. As mayor he had the opportunity to take direct action to send signals of inclusion to in fact be inclusive of others in the administration – in the largest sense – of the city; of inviting people in and taking that risk, and really has to be considered as one of the major architects of the inclusion and diversity and change that has taken place in California since that time. He wasn’t the only one, but he was in a position where he could have chosen another path. He could have chosen a less controversial path. A path of less diversity, less inclusion, less recognition. He didn’t. He never would have, but he could have, but he didn’t. So much of what has flowed, it goes back to him as the headwaters. He was in a place to take those actions and he did.


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The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.

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