Rich irony indeed.
is 42% white, and 36.8 % black, but there’s nary a black face to be found at
the campaign headquarters of America’s
first black president. Is anyone surprised by this? Not me. The issue goes beyond just the Obama campaign, and to the very Democratic party itself.
I’m not a fan of “affirmative action” by any means, but it’s ironic to me that in the party of affirmative action, the same party that likes to paint the Republicans as racist (and yes, there are quite a few racists in the Republican party, to be sure), they really don’t practice what they preach when it comes to diversity. In general elections, blacks tend to vote 90% + for the Democrats over Republicans, but have little to show for it. For all the college-educated, articulate, competent blacks who are mayors, state senators, and occupy many many positions in state and local politics nationwide, where is the “affirmative action” and push for “diversity” to open doors to them to rise to national level politics? Where are the black governors, the black
Even in the upper levels of the Democratic National Committee,
African-Americans are woefully underrepresented relative to their percentage of
the population, and their overwhelming, support of the Democratic party as a group. Looks
to me like the party that likes to point fingers at Republicans &
conservatives on race issues needs to clean its own house first.