November 2, 2017
The Democratic National Committee sparks public outrage over its hiring preference for — quote — “non-white males.”
A leaked email regarding eight IT job openings urges staffers to dismiss applications from “cisgender straight white males.”
The email was sent by DNC Data Services Manager’ Madeleine Leader.
She explained straight white males are — quote — “already in the majority,” and encourages what she calls “diversity.”
DNC leaders deny the email was authorized by the organization, saying it does not reflect the DNC’s hiring policies.
A spokesman claimed the organization was committed to equal employment opportunity.