An official at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has posted a help wanted ad for its technology department that seeks the best candidates unless they are heterosexual white males. The alleged email from Data Services manager Madeleine Leader was express and open about her prejudice against straight white males but neither the DNC nor Leader felt obligated to respond to the controversy. The story was reported from the Daily Wire.
I have written to the DNC to try to get a comment but have not received a response. I will update with any response from the DNC.
In an email issued to DNC insiders on Monday, Leader announced that the Technology Department is looking to fill several positions and asked interested parties to forward the openings to their colleagues. However, she asked DNC staff to avoid letting any straight white males know about the positions, stating “I personally would prefer that you not forward to cisgender straight white males, since they’re already in the majority.”
If this email is valid, Leader was engaging in flagrant discrimination at least in trying to avoid white male applicants. Such practices violate state and federal laws. She should be fired. However, there is also the concern that Leader simply made express what may be a practice at the DNC in discriminating against some applicants or employees on the basis of their race or gender.
If these reports are false, the DNC should clearly state so. Instead, it appears that the organization has gone into radio silence. Moreover, the mainstream media has not picked up on the allegations despite the seriousness of the those allegations.
With the exception of conservative sites, there has been no discussion of this controversy. There is one site that refers to Leader as having worked as field director for Kathleen Matthews For Congress (wife of Hardball host Chris Matthews) as well as the Tennessee Democratic Party. Her education is listed as a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in sociology/anthropology with a minor in Black World studies.
Associate Data Services Manager @ Democratic National Committee
|Location||Washington, District Of Columbia|
|Work||Field Director @ Kathleen Matthews for Congress
Statewide Field Director @ Tennessee Democratic Party
Deputy Field Director @ Bill Freeman for Nashville Mayor 2015
|Education||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Major: Sociology/Anthropology, Minor: Black World Studies, Overall GPA: 3.64, Major GPA: 3.87 @ Ohio Wesleyan University|