Monday, January 12, 2009

Dear Republican Party.

Tokenism is not diversity.

Also, New York Times? "Diverse" doesn't mean "brown skinned." Way to be othering. When the Republicans are considering two black men to be party chairman, that's not "diverse" options, that's "Oh shit, we got beat by a black guy, maybe if we get our own black guy some of Them will vote for us too."

This is the thing. Bush had quite a "diverse" cabinet. He had Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, Elaine Chao and Alberto Gonzalez. It didn't make him a friend to people of color.

Alan Keyes ran against Obama once upon a time. It didn't exactly split the black vote down the middle.