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  1. #1 Lawmakers announce initiative to increase diversity on Capitol Hill 
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    So the majority party........the one that always says it approves of affirmative action, is for the little guy, and accuses everyone else of being "racist" has to have an initiative to get politicians to employ staffers that are minorities.

    Sounds like hypocrisy to me.

    They're good enough when they want their votes, and they are good enough when they want to lie and say that Republicans are racist, but they are not good enough to work for them without an affirmative action like policy put in place.
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    Sat Apr-17-10 03:30 PM
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    Lawmakers announce initiative to increase diversity on Capitol Hill


    Lawmakers announce initiative to increase diversity on Capitol Hill
    By Dawn Lim dlim@govexec.com April 16, 2010

    Lawmakers have launched an initiative to increase diversity among House staff after a recent report spotlighted the lack of minorities working on Capitol Hill.

    The plan, announced on Tuesday by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Administration Committee Chairman Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pa., will require House officers and legislative agencies to report on minority participation and submit plans on how to boost diversity at all staff levels.

    The committee, which oversees daily operations in the House, will work with an advisory council made up of the congressional Asian Pacific American, Black, and Hispanic caucuses, to boost training and build job and resume banks for candidates of color. (So whites are being discriminated against and left out of this "advisory council". Where's the diversity in that?)

    A diverse pool of talent in the House would bring "innovative solutions to our complex national challenges," Pelosi said in a statement.

    The move by House leaders follows longtime efforts by the federal government to boost diversity rates, particularly at senior levels of the executive branch. Those efforts have produced mixed results.

    http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=45054&o...
    Last edited by Carol; 04-17-2010 at 03:53 PM.
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