October 15, 2015

EVEN THOUGH ALL THEIR CANDIDATES ARE OLD WHITE PEOPLE: DNC chief defends party’s diversity.

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is defending the diversity of the Democratic Party following its first presidential debate, which featured four white men and a white woman.

The topic came up during an interview with Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos, who this summer confronted GOP front-runner Donald Trump about his comments regarding Hispanics. Ramos noted Tuesday night he did not “see a Latino or an African-American or an Asian” on the Democratic debate stage.

“We have Latinos and African-Americans — first of all, our president of the United States, who is a Democrat, is African-American,” Wasserman Schultz, a Florida representative, responded. “Certainly, we have an absolute, demonstrated commitment to diversity, because our party nominated the first African-American, and then Americans elected him not once, but twice.”

She said the Democratic presidential field is not representative of the overall diversity of the party.

Well, that says something about the process, doesn’t it?