Obama’s ‘Constituency Groups’ Checklist Offers No Options for Whites or Men

Elizabeth Harrington, CNS News, November 20, 2012

Fresh off his reelection, President Barack Obama is asking his supporters to complete a survey that asks the people being polled to check off which “constituency groups” they identify with—there are 22 groups listed but not one for “whites” or “men.”

The post-election survey, distributed through www.barackobama.com to “take this organization forward,” includes the question, “Which constituency groups do you identify yourself with? Select all that apply.” {snip}

But whites and men are not on the list—women are, as are African Americans, Arab-Americans, Latinos and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender).

Other “constituency groups” include “Educators,” “Environmentalists,” “Labor,” “Students,” “People with disabilities,” and “Youth.”

Also as an option: “People of faith,” “Small business owners,” “Seniors,” “Veterans/military families,” and “Young Professionals.”

The survey also requires Obama supporters to identify their gender as either “male,” “female,” or “other/no answer.”

“Your hard work and passion defined this campaign and re-elected President Obama,” the survey reads.  “Now, we’re counting on you to help take this organization forward as we continue our work beyond 2012.”

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