The debate last week over whether a white U.S. Congressman who represents a largely African-American district could be admitted to the Congressional Black Caucus demonstrated that there is likely no longer a need for such race-based groups in Congress -- and that they certainly should not have taxpayer-funded staff and operations.
More evidence for this came today via Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-California.
Politico.com has the story of her stormy exit from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (The Hispanic Republicans in Congress had already left the caucus.)