Obama’s Blindingly White Cabinet Lacks Diversity, Says Chairwoman of Congressional Black Caucus

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

She’s just noticing this stuff now?

Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia L. Fudge is escalating her campaign to urge President Barack Obama to pick African Americans for his cabinet, publicly releasing a letter that slams the first black president for a lack of diversity among his closest advisers.

“The people you have chosen to appoint in this new term have hardly been reflective of this country’s diversity,” the Ohio Democrat said in the March 11 letter.

Fudge adds that CBC members’ offices have received phone calls from angry constituents questioning why Obama hasn’t nominated anyone with the ability “to speak to the unique needs of African Americans. Their ire is compounded by the overwhelming support you’ve received from the African American community.”

Feeling used, huh? You should be.

Privately, the relationship between Obama and the CBC has been complicated for a long time, with members complaining about social snubs and Obama’s reluctance to address the high black unemployment rate head on.

Hate to be the one to clue them in, but he doesn’t care. On the upside for Obama, at least she’s not seeking intellectual or ideological diversity. Just the important stuff.

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3 Responses to “Obama’s Blindingly White Cabinet Lacks Diversity, Says Chairwoman of Congressional Black Caucus”

  1. Vic Kelley on 12/12/13 at 1:56 am

    So, Rep. fudge says diversity is everybody EXCEPT White people. Is that it?

    Also, am I the only one laughing at a colored member of the colored congress caucus with the name of “fudge?”

  2. Blue Hen on 12/12/13 at 10:52 am

    There’s only one African American in the US Senate at the moment, and he ain’t a darlin’ democrat. He’s a rethuglickan, appointed by an Indian American. And unlike the seat in Illinois that obama vacated, they didn’t whore it out.