Monday, July 09, 2012

Rahm Emanuel’s cabinet comes up short in diversity

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel convenes meetings of his cabinet, the racial breakdown of those top aides hardly reflects the diversity of the city they serve.

In a city in which no single racial group makes up more than a third of the population, almost two of every three City Hall department heads is white. Of 30 Emanuel appointees to the highest-ranking city government positions, only five are black, and three Hispanic, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis shows.

“It’s abysmal,” Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) says of blacks’ under-representation in the upper ranks at City Hall. “We have talked about it with the mayor, but apparently it has fallen on deaf ears.”
Great moments of the Democrat party. Rahm isn't a big fan of his children going to a "diverse" school. It appears there's not many minority students at the virtually all white University of Chicago Lab School.