Black voters, including the Congressional Black Caucus, felt left out by Obama’s Magical Mystery Bus Tour through middle-America. Obama has responded by throwing minorities a bone in the form of an Executive Order regarding “federal workers of diverse backgrounds”.
Obama Signs Executive Order to Trim Diversify Federal Work Force
The Powers That Be – 08/18/2011
So how’s that “leading us into a ‘post-racial America’ and a truly colorblind society” thing coming along, Mr. President?
From the Houston Chronicle:
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed an executive order directing the federal government to design a new strategy for hiring, promoting and keeping workers of diverse backgrounds.
Why can’t that “strategy” simply be coming up with better ways to gauge general competence and productivity? (pause for laughter)
The three-page order released Thursday directs the head of the Office of Personnel Management, a deputy director at the Office of Management and Budget and two other agencies to develop the strategy within 90 days. Agencies then have 120 days to implement it.
An Office of Personnel Management report says that in fiscal year 2010, the federal workforce was 66.2 percent white, 17.7 percent black, 8 percent Hispanic, 5.6 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, 1.8 percent Native American. It was 56.1 percent male.
Read the above percentages again. They’re fairly close to the breakdown of the general population — with the government actually employing a higher percentage of African-Americans than are in the population in general. The “diversity” of Federal employees does seem to reflect the makeup of the country — so what’s with the “Executive Order”? Sounds like even more mandated racism is on the way. And I’m sure it has nothing to do with warding off the Black Caucus’s impending mutiny against Obama — not at all… just a coincidence I’m sure.
Finally, if the president has a problem with the fact that there seems to be slightly more men than women working in government when compared to the percentage of the general population, Obama could easily remedy that by firing Biden as VP, replacing him with Hillary, and then resigning the presidency.