HolyCoast: One Campaign is Short on Minorities, But It's Not Romney's

Thursday, April 19, 2012

One Campaign is Short on Minorities, But It's Not Romney's

The Obama campaign has been talking the talk but not walking the walk (from Morning Jolt):
Raise your hand if you foresaw the Obama administration's having this problem:

President Barack Obama's team is looking to hire more African-Americans, a search that has stirred a debate among black Democrats about Obama's record on diversity and its implications for his reelection. 

Stefanie Brown, director of the campaign's African American Vote program, wrote in an "urgent" March 21 email to contacts in the black community that "The Obama for America campaign is in the process of really staffing up in states around the country, and I need your help to find qualified, African American candidates for some of these positions." The email, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO, notes that "this is a fast moving process and your (quick) support is greatly appreciated."

At least they have a minority in a leadership position. 

Actually, when you look back at that 
photo of the campaign staff released a week and a half ago, it's not that surprising. There were a lot of white faces in there, and identifiable minorities were few and far between -- and judging by the youth, it could be easily mistaken for the University of Vermont freshman class. 
Personally, I think any employer should hire the best people they can get for the job regardless of race, sex, or anything else, but given this administration's emphasis dividing people into little subgroups, they're going to have to step it up if their words are going to meet their rhetoric.

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