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Diversity Alert: Congressional Black Caucus Claims Racism in Committee Hirings; Cong. Clay Says Blacks Better Served By Black Govt. Workers

July 9th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

Speaking of the Democrats’ hypocrisy when it comes to “diversity:”

From CQ Politics:

“Black aides are so scarce on some House committees that the Congressional Black Caucus surveyed the panels. Their conclusion: black staffers are most prevalent when African American chairmen do the hiring.

The 31-person Democratic staff of the House Agriculture Committee and the 24-person Democratic staff of the House Rules Committee, for example, each have a single black aide. Conversely, the Homeland Security and Oversight and Government Reform Committees — both run by African American chairmen — have Democratic staffs that are 45.5 percent and 44.4 percent black, respectively.

Rep. William Lacy Clay , D-Mo., offered as an example the difficulties black farmers have had in getting timely information from the Agriculture Department. “Those black farmers aren’t getting their fair share,” he said, suggesting that they would fare better if there were more black staffers at the Agriculture Department and on the Agriculture Committee.” Read more…



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