White healthy males were not on the list for top cabinet positions within the Obama administration.
In a bold new move, WikiLeaks has just exposed hacked email correspondence sent to and from Barack Obama before his inauguration in 2008.
One email confirms that Obama’s first priority in choosing candidates for senior level jobs in his administration was not necessarily who was most qualified, but those who could fill the role among a particular group of minorities – Arab/Muslim Americans, Native Americans, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Disabled Americans and women.
An email dated October 26, 2008 from Mike Froman (an executive with Citigroup, who later became an assistant to the president), was titled “Diversity”. He writes:
Following up on your conversations with John over the weekend, attached are two documents:
— A list of African American, Latino and Asian American candidates, divided between Cabinet/Deputy and Under/Assistant/Deputy Assistant Secretary levels, as well as lists of senior Native Americans, Arab/Muslim Americans and Disabled Americans. We have longer lists, but these are candidates whose names have been recommended by a number of sources for senior level jobs in a potential Administration.
— A list of women, similarly divided between candidates for Cabinet/Deputy and other senior level positions.
A few days prior to this email, an earlier portion of this correspondence included discussion that they would be EXCLUDING any Arab Americans who were Christian – preferring Muslim Americans for the top positions instead.
To see the two documents with the list of candidates, view the EMAIL HERE, then click on the “Attachments” tab.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 20, 2016
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