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A president for everyone, except Black people

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pose with the second term cabinet. — photo submitted
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pose with the second term cabinet. — photo submitted

As President Barack Obama begins his second term, there is something noticeably different about his new cabinet – the absence of African-American leaders and advisors.

The Congressional Black Caucus chair, Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio recently sent the president a letter stating, “You have publicly expressed your commitment to retaining diversity within your cabinet. However, the people you have chosen to appoint in this new term have hardly been reflective of this country’s diversity.”

When one compares President Obama to his predecessors, the decrease in African-American appointments is astounding.

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