During last week’s Republican National Convention, the GOP gave prominent speaking slots to African-American and Hispanic members of the party. Before the Republican convention, the GOP was criticized for “window-dressing” with its Hispanic lineup, and last night DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz accused the Republicans of engaging in “superficial diversity.”
Wasserman-Schultz defended the Democratic party’s record on diversity, and slammed the GOP for having a less-than-stellar record.
“Last week, the Republicans put a lot of different folks up on the stage,” Wasserman Schultz said on POLITICO Live Monday. “It’s actions that matter, not just words.”
Calling the GOP “homogeneous,” she said that they “treat disparate groups in a superficial way [and] what that means is there’s not a lot done for Hispanic Americans, for African Americans, for LGBT Americans, for poor Americans.”
Meanwhile, the Democrats are downplaying the diversity of their convention speakers, in contrast to the “overt pitch” they said Republicans made last week at their convention, and emphasizing the party’s overall diversity.
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