McKay Coppins at Buzzfeed Politics writes about how A Very White Republican Leadership Plans Minority Outreach:
As the Republican Party gears up to launch a concerted, well-funded outreach effort aimed at attracting elusive minority voters, it’s not just battling dismal poll numbers and tough demographic trends — it’s working to overcome its own overwhelming whiteness….
But the party’s official Washington face is whiter than ever, and it is the subject of criticism that echoed throughout conversations with minority operatives who have worked for the GOP, some of whom declined to speak on the record for fear of career repercussions.
RNC spokesman Sean Spicer said Republican leaders are well aware of their organizations’ lack of diversity, and are taking unprecedented strides to address the issue.
Fair enough. More needs to be done.
But not just at the RNC.
WARNING — GLACIER SUNGLASSES RECOMMENDED TO AVOID RETINA DAMAGE:
Prior posts on the theme:
- I would never be so insulting as to accuse the NY Times of tokenism
- I would never be so insulting as to accuse the U. Penn Political Science Department of tokenism
- I could not accuse Salon.com of tokenism, even if I wanted to