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Obama camp tries to diversify

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posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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Obama camp tries to diversify
By JONATHAN ALLEN and JOSEPH WILLIAMS | 4/18/12 6:29 PM EDT
Politico

The Obama campaign has initiated a recruitment initiative to hire more African-Americans.

This was possibly triggered by recent photographs showing campaign staffers in large rooms and apparently having visible implications that the Obama campaign may not be as diversified as people think.

Many black Democrats have complained and questioned.

Washington’s African-American power elite have positive views on the new hiring attempts.

The big one is from last week

An Obama campaign photograph of the Chicago headquarters last week had black Democrats buzzing about diversity




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.”




Campaign manager Jim Messina created and runs a working group “dedicated to ensuring that we are looking at a diverse pool of applicants for jobs” — both African-Americans and members of other minority groups — a campaign official told POLITICO, and Latinos for Obama was launched on Wednesday.

The diversity push — and specifically the effort to hire African-Americans — isn’t just on the campaign side: In Washington, four officials from the White House personnel office and lobbying shop met Monday with chiefs of staff for members of the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss building a better pipeline for black staffers to move from the Capitol to the White House. An administration official emphasized that the White House reached out to the CBC, not the other way around, and said the meeting was coincidental to the campaign’s efforts.

The race to stock up on black talent is a welcome development among Washington’s African-American power elite — and one that critics say is three years late in coming. The cynical take, offered up by black Democratic sources outside Obama’s camp: The president and his aides have focused their attention on hiring more African-Americans because they are worried about black turnout on Election Day.



Long 3 page article from politico.

I wonder what the makeup was in 2008 ?




posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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Qualifications?
edit on 19-4-2012 by capone1 because: (no reason given)


By this I mean, as soon as Obama's racial identity of officials are in question, it automatically becomes a race issue. Until the media stops bringing race into the mix, racisism will exist. Until "black and white" politicians become "the more qualified person", this will create diversion. Its sad, because there are so many people in power of every age that factor in skin color. (The word "race" was invented). I wonder what this world would be like if everyone was color blind.
edit on 19-4-2012 by capone1 because: (no reason given)



 
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