This example of overt racism comes to us from Rep. James Clyburn who some feel was instrumental in pushing Joe Biden’s primary campaign across the finish line.
Apparently Mr. Clyburn’s payoff is racial in nature.
Excerpted from Mike Lillis’ article at thehill.com:
Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the House majority whip and a close Biden ally, expressed disappointment on Wednesday that African Americans — a voting bloc crucial to Biden’s presidential victory — have not featured more prominently among the early picks to fill out senior administration posts next year.
In an interview with Juan Williams, Clyburn welcomed Biden’s selection of Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a Black veteran of the diplomatic corps, to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. But he lamented that she is so far alone among Black women tapped for cabinet seats and other top slots.
“From all I hear, Black people have been given fair consideration,” Clyburn told Williams, a columnist for The Hill. “But there is only one Black woman so far.”
“I want to see where the process leads to, what it produces,” he added. “But so far it’s not good.”
What a lovely sentiment. Not one word about qualifications, only skin color.
Tell us, Rep. Clyburn: how many Black appointees is the right amount? How many is too little? Is there any such thing as too many?
Hey, here’s an idea: how advocating for Joe Biden to select appointees who he considers best qualified for the job, regardless of their skin color. Regardless of how many Black appointees that would result in? Is that too unfair for you?
I’ve said it many times and I’ll say it again now. It is amazing how much racism comes from people who profess to be against racism.