Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Southern Republican Leadership Conference Speakers Reflect Lack Of Diversity


Yes, there's an Indian American, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. There's also a woman, Sarah Palin, the new Fox News contributor. Nevertheless, does the lineup above of speakers at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference reflect America in 2010? Is this the "big tent" of the GOP?

Think Progress comments on the Republican party's lack of diversity: When [Michael] Steele became RNC chairman last year, there were only five African-American committee members — including Steele himself. There are no black Republican members of Congress; the three Cuban-Americans, one Vietnamese-American, and one Hispanic American represent the caucus’ entire minority membership.

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