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Democrats Pay Black Staffers Less Money

August 11, 2014

I’m stunned that this report comes from The Daily Beast…

Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less

If you’re a person of color hoping to get hired by a political campaign, here’s the ugly truth: You’ll probably get paid less than your white counterparts, if you’re even hired at all.

On both sides of the aisle, there is a racial pay gap in campaign politics. Asian, Black and Latino staffers are paid less than their white counterparts, according to an analysis by the New Organizing Institute.

For example, African-American staffers on Democratic campaigns were paid 70 cents for each dollar their white counterparts made. For Hispanic staffers in Democratic campaigns, the figure was 68 cents on the dollar.

Let me guess… Bush and the Republicans made them do it.


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  1. August 11, 2014 10:36 pm

    I vaguely recall that during the Ginsburg Supreme Court confirmation hearings she, a fanatical supporter of enforced affirmative action, had a staff that was without any minorities or women. My memory could be rusty but I also recall that a Republican brought it up during questioning and then let it slide.

    So I remind myself that the elite get to follow different rules than the little people. And that made it all better.

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