African Americans (Blacks--Ed.) are disproportionately represented as beneficiaries.
As government cuts loom, one segment of the population could be especially hard hit — the black community — not just because any particular social program is in jeopardy, but because that community makes up a sizable chunk of federal employees.
On Tuesday’s Laura Ingraham radio show, MSNBC’s Pat Buchanan elaborated on an argument he made in his most recent column, ”Obama’s Race-Based Spoils System.” Buchanan also questioned why the White House is applying affirmative action policies to senior civil service positions.
“The Obama administration apparently is upset that 81 percent of senior
civil servants are white,” Buchanan said. “Now why should that be a
terrible problem, since 65 percent of the country is white and if you’re
talking senior service, you’re talking 50 to 65 years old. Probably 75
percent are white, and nobody has suggested these folks have gotten
their jobs through some kind of illicit activity. But at the same time,
they’re going to impose affirmative action on the civil service in its
“These appear to be inordinately overrepresented of one group,” Buchanan
said. “And I’ve gone through for my new book and you find out that the
federal civil service has affirmative action basically for women, for
Hispanics and for African Americans, but none for white males that are
diminishing dramatically. So where we’re going