Study Shows Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30 Percent Less Than Whites

If a professional analysis demonstrated that Republicans routinely pay campaign staffers who are persons of color significantly less than their white counterparts and are often given less glamorous jobs, articles on the subject would make the front page of newspapers across the country and be the lead story on many television newscasts.

Instead, a study conducted by the New Organizing Institute proves the “ugly truth” about Democrats: If you’re a person of color hoping to get hired by a political campaign, you’ll probably get paid less than your white counterparts, assuming, that is, you’re hired at all. Does anyone believe this would receive equal media coverage if the party in question was the GOP? Daily Beast reporter Tim Mak reported the findings in an August 11 article entitled “Democrats Play Black Staffers 30% Less”:

African-American staffers on Democratic campaigns were paid 70 cents for each dollar their white counterparts made. For Hispanic staffers in Democratic campaigns, the figure was 68 cents on the dollar.

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