President Barack Obama often speaks about how the nation’s institutions need to look more like America—but his campaign is having trouble living up to his standards.
Photos of Obama’s young campaign staffers at his campaign headquarters, though, which the campaign released and can be seen here and here, show a stunning lack of diversity within his own campaign, making Obama seem more like a president whose lofty rhetoric does not match his deeds.
Obama has made a point of calling on federal agencies and even the nation’s schools to be more diverse.
In 2011, Obama signed an Executive Order to “promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workplace.”
The Obama administration has also sent guides to colleges and universities to suggest creative ways they can “voluntarily consider race to further the compelling interest of achieving diversity” in a memo titled, “Guidance on the voluntary use of race to achieve diversity in postsecondary education.”