Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Democratic Party: Party of racism?

If the assessment is based on the results of a recent poll by the New Organizing Institute, then they answer appears to be, "yes".  That's according to a post originally appearing at JWF and re-posted at PJ Tatler blog.  Here's an excerpt:
“African American staffers on Democratic federal-level campaigns are paid 70 cents on the dollar compared to their white counterparts; Hispanics are paid 68 cents on the dollar,” writes Ethan Roeder, executive director of NOI.
The study finds that although Republican campaign staffs hire a disproportionately high number of white men, the income disparities between racial groups are not nearly as pronounced as on Democratic campaigns.

JWF calls this “racism, straight up,” and it’s hard to argue with that.
It recalls accounts of female Obama White House staffers being paid considerably less than males (here, here;  ht: instapundit).  So, the Obama Administration and the Democratic party are hypocritical racists and sexists? Based on the links here, you'd be amiss to dismiss the idea out of hand.