Something unprecedented is happening at the Republican National Committee, and it’s a huge blow to the GOP’s African-American-outreach programs.
The RNC is losing its black staffers. All of them.
In the last six months, all four of the top black staff members at the RNC have left. These resignations have sparked every rumor from Donald Trump is running African Americans out of the party to the GOP has given up on the 2016 election. But the truth is a bit more complicated than the rumors, even though the final outcomes may ultimately be the same: The Republican Party is facing one of the most crucial elections in modern history, and the guiding voices within the party on African-American issues won’t be there to help.
No one I know with a functioning human brain sees the GOP as anything but a gaggle of insecure, elderly, out of touch, fear filled, hypocritical white men. The party is dying and it's like watching an old person die of cancer. We all know it's dying, but it's still sort of sad, but welcome.
Well, to be fair, it was not JUST four; it was ALL four of them. There, now you see the difference?
To understand better whether before the mass exodus from the GOPromised land if they were part of the Republican's newly bragged inclusiveness or token display, let's look at organization size as it relates to demographics. We already know how they love Hispanics but want to build a wall around them so now let's see how they feel about blacks in their midst.
So if 4 were actual black people working at the RNC and not just Republicans in blackface, then that makes for, what, 2% black? Not whole milk, but not skim milk either.
Now viewing that relative to the potential local workforce, it looks like the racial make up of the Washington DC area is 48% black residents. Probably not all Republicans, however. And let's give them even more leeway and assume that these are GOPrized positions sought out nationally and so there we have 12.6% black population.
Washington DC has the 4th largest Black population with 1.4 million African Americans. That would be more than 2 million if you were to add the Baltimore metropolitan area which some do because technically they are in the same market. DC is well known for consistently being one of the top metro areas to live for African Americans.