Thursday, June 26, 2014

Inequality in Political Consulting Contracts

Roland Martin had some excellent commentary on how the Democratic party does not award a satisfactory amount of contracts to minority political consulting firms.  By satisfactory, meaning less than 3% when their constituency is 40% minority.  Shameful.  Once again we're good enough to accept money from and pander to, but not good enough for a seat at the table when the steak is served.
Why do we allow ourselves to be pimped by either side?  At a debate between the Democratic candidates for Georgia School Superintendent I attended one candidate commented that the other 'sided with the Republicans against her own party' (shudder) as if that's all that need to be said about her stance on the issues.  Since that obstructionist attitude has spread I guess we know why nothing gets done these days.  Compromise is the name of the game isn't it?  No permanent friends or enemies, remember?  If you're so staunch in your party allegiance, regardless of the consequences I don't believe you can be an effective public servant.  You can't serve two masters at the same time.  
All the allegiance to the Democrats has netted the African-American community what exactly?  As Roland pointed out it definitely isn't equal treatment.
It will be so nice when our work is valued for the work...not for being from a woman's or ethnic minorities perspective.

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