Call me crazy but we already have affirmative action goals, equal employment opportunity laws, diversity goals, and numerous other legislative and non-legislative measures to support workforce diversity. What is this one for?…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday directing federal officials to design a government-wide strategy for making the federal workforce more diverse. The three-page order directs the head of the Office of Personnel Management, a deputy director at the Office of Management and Budget, the President’s Management Council and the chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to develop the strategy within 90 days. Agencies then have 120 days to work the plan into their hiring and recruiting.
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 and 1.8 percent Native American. It was 56.1 percent male.
Obama is planning to unveil job creation proposals next month. Some black lawmakers and leaders have criticized him for not directly addressing unemployment among blacks.
Blacks and Hispanics have been hit hard by the recession and are suffering unemployment rates of 15.6 percent and 11.3 percent respectively, higher than the 9.1 percent national average. Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP, said fighting job discrimination is as important for minorities as job creation. “We are a country where it’s easier for a white male with a felony record to find a job than a black man that has never committed a crime, and that in itself is a crime,” Jealous said.
OK Got it, nevermind. I see the Dots… D’oh. The Black Caucus just got permission to start criticizing Obama and show he is economically inept so he quickly puts a highly political race-based action plan, disguised as a Diversity Executive Order, into place in an effort to appease/quiet the base. Additionally with the forced new “Stimulus Bill”, soon to be announced, he will propose spending on job creation and will structure the “Stimulus” so that it disproportionately sends money to Union workers (mandates for federal contracts) and Minorities (This XO). Got it….. “Get Whitey” !