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Sat Jun 27, 2020, 06:56 PM

NEW: Biden has released his diversity staff numbers for the first time tonight after an #AAPI forum.

NEW: Biden has released his diversity staff numbers for the first time tonight after an #AAPI forum. His campaign says 35% of his staff are people of color and 36% of his senior staff (dept heads, senior advisers, deputy campaign managers, consultants) are people of color.







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Reply NEW: Biden has released his diversity staff numbers for the first time tonight after an #AAPI forum. (Original post)
demmiblue Jun 27 OP
C_U_L8R Jun 27 #1
Eliot Rosewater Jun 27 #2
Ms. Toad Jun 27 #3
elleng Jun 27 #4
Ms. Toad Jun 27 #6
FreeState Jun 27 #7
StarryNite Jun 27 #8
FreeState Jun 27 #9
StarryNite Jun 27 #16
still_one Jun 27 #12
elleng Jun 27 #13
stillcool Jun 27 #11
elleng Jun 27 #14
Ms. Toad Jun 27 #15
BannonsLiver Jun 27 #5
betsuni Jun 27 #10

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:03 PM

1. Looks like America.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:03 PM

2. Yeah but did he say the wrong thing ONCE? If so, I dont see how we can trust him...




but maybe hold our nose?


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:05 PM

3. Notably silent on LGBT staff. n/t

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:10 PM

4. Discussion seems to be about PoC,

so 'absence' of lgbt doesn't seem 'notable' to me.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:20 PM

6. Biden has released his diversity staff numbers

The disclosure was not limited to POC, but included gender as well It did not include LGBT individuals. So yes, itis notable.

If it had only included POC stats, I would not have said anything. But the focus of the disclosure was broader than POC.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:22 PM

7. But he notes gender

As a member of the LGBTQ community Id like too see a complete report - not just gender and POC.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:25 PM

8. Maybe he's staying out of people's bedrooms.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:26 PM

9. What.?

Nice right wing talking point. Its not about what people do in their bedrooms. (Assuming you were being sarcastic.

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Response to FreeState (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 11:40 PM

16. No, I wasn't being sarcastic.

I have a relative who is lesbian and another relative who is a transgender. So I am sensitive to these issues from that perspective. I just don't believe they would feel their sexuality should be a consideration for employment. This is a personal issue for them and they have their right to privacy when it comes to such matters. It has nothing to do with their ability to do a job. That being said, I do realize that others in their situations feel differently and would like to be heard and perhaps even educate people. I respect that as well.
But I think it should be up to the individual as to whether they want to make their sexuality public or not.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 08:31 PM

12. +++ Also, there is no ambiguity where Biden stands on lgbt issues

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Response to still_one (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 08:44 PM

13. Absolutely; thanks.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 08:21 PM

11. I've never put my sexual orientation on a resume...

granted, it's been a while...but is that something that is required?

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Response to stillcool (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 08:45 PM

14. Prolly not.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 10:11 PM

15. No, but neither are gender or race.

People/entities who care about diversity make an effort to find (and count) diversity in a number of categories.

For example, in the application we use for law school, we ask about race, gender identity or presentation, sexual orientation, and preferred pronouns. None are required, but intentionally creating diverse community/employee group means not inadvertently surrounding ourselves by people who look like us becasue that's who we are most comfortable hanging out with. Particularly with categories that are not obvious, that means creating an atmosphere that invites people to share such information and expressly valuing diversity. Otherwise it's too easy to end up with an all cis-white-straight male group of employees. A first step to inviting and expressing how highly you value diversity is to share such information, including LGBT representation, publically. Kudos for sharing race and gender - but why the silence on LGBT representation?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:11 PM

5. Looks great to me

Well done, Joe.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:40 PM

10. But yesterday Politico told us Biden's advisors were "older and whiter."

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