AOC is pushing back against Democrats who want a more diverse cabinet. I’ve said for a while, and I’ll keep saying it: The DSA crowd doesn’t care about Civil Rights; they care about banks. That doesn’t mean all of their proposals are bad. But they really dont get civil rights.
She doesn’t seem to understand the basic argument for why you want diverse people with diverse life experience there, but also why it can be beneficial to turn the old boy network on its head: Diverse hires can have a network of other diverse people that they can then hire.
And finally, as a member of a minority myself, it’s incredibly powerful to see someone like you at the highest levels of government, culture, and business. It tells you, but also the majority population, that you are equal to them. So yeah, diverse hires matter.
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