Clyburn: Agriculture Dept. too focused on white Midwestern states, needs diversity pick as secretary

Clyburn: Agriculture Dept. too focused on white Midwestern states, needs diversity pick as secretary
James Clyburn (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Another problem besides the one the author points out. That is that 1.4% of the country’s 3.2 million farmers are black. How does Clyburn’s proposal make the government more representative of America as a whole?]

Rep. James Clyburn thinks American farmers need a black woman as the next Secretary of Agriculture. He’s tired of white Midwestern states getting all the attention when it comes to the public’s perception of farmers. It is reported that Clyburn is going to bat for Rep. Marcia Fudge to be chosen as the pick for Biden’s cabinet.

… The irony in Clyburn’s demand that Biden chooses Fudge is that she’s an Ohioan herself. While Clyburn complains that the Midwest gets too much attention, at the expense of states with large black populations like those in the South, his choice is a Midwesterner herself. She ticks the box for a black choice, chosen for the color of her skin, and probably for her gender, too. Clyburn and other Democrats credit a large turn-out of African-American women voters for Biden’s win.

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