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Despite African American loyalty, Democratic National Committee has lousy record of hiring Black businesses

By Jeffrey McKinney,

When it comes to hiring black businesses, the Democratic National Committee has much more to do.

Just 17.6% of the $17.5 million of the DNC’s contract spending for consulting work, including an anemic 6.4% for black businesses, was issued to minority-owned businesses the past year, a BuzzFeed News Analysis reveals. The activity for Latino-owned businesses was lower, coming in at 4.3%.

The analysis came a year after DNC Chairman Tom Perez and other party leaders pledged that diversity hiring would be a top concern moving ahead for the governing body of the Democratic Party.


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