Fine, fine: it’s more like seven-tenths. Three-fifths has more of a… resonance, though.
…there is a racial pay gap in campaign politics. Asian, Black and Latino staffers are paid less than their white counterparts, according to an analysis by the New Organizing Institute.
For example, African-American staffers on Democratic campaigns were paid 70 cents for each dollar their white counterparts made. For Hispanic staffers in Democratic campaigns, the figure was 68 cents on the dollar.
I’m not going to give The Daily Beast opportunities for agitprop: they’re rather desperate to make this a bipartisan problem. However, if you take the time to pull the original numbers by NOI, you’ll find the following: (more…)