As I was reading through my newsfeeds, I kept seeing this story about “black staffers” leaving the RNC in droves.  It sounded ominous, like everything the mainstream media and progressive left have been saying was playing out in a mass exodus of black Republicans from the party.

Here are some of the headlines:

from NBCNews:

Yet Another Top African American Staffer Departs RNC

from the Sun Times:

RNC Losing Top Black Staffer

from Huffington Post:

Top Black Staffers Leave The Republican National Committee

However, once you follow the link and read the stories, these black staffers are simply moving on to new and greener pastures, often within the GOP or in more lucrative media roles.  For example, the subject of the stories above is  Kristal Quarker-Hartsfield, the national director of African-American Initiatives at the RNC, and she “is leaving the organization to work for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) as his director of intergovernmental affairs.”

HuffPo reports:

Asked about her decision to depart, Quarker-Hartsfield told HuffPost, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the RNC. It has been an honor to work for Chairman Priebus during an exciting time in politics. It has been exciting to have a front row seat to a national Republican movement to maintain the House and win back the Senate. Chairman Priebus is an innovative leader who empowers his team, and serves my Party as a humble servant leader.”

Other black staffers who’ve left the RNC, but not the party, are “Orlando Watson, communications director for black media, and Tara Wall and Raffi Williams, son of Fox News political analyst Juan Williams, [who] both left their press positions at the RNC late last year.”  None of whom have been critical of the RNC or of the GOP.

That doesn’t stop the suggestive headlines, though, and these headlines do what they are intended to do: make the GOP seem racist or unwelcoming to black conservatives.

Sure, these headlines are click bait, but they serve an even more crucial purpose in reinforcing the pervasive RAAACIST image of the GOP.


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