Who Is Worst
The disclaimer on the job section of its Web site
reads: “The United States Senate is an equal
opportunity employer.” Nothing could be further
from the truth.
A DiversityInc investigation found that of the 4, 100
U.S. Senate employees across the country, approximately 6 percent are people of color. That’s bad enough,
considering that people of color comprise more than 30
percent of the U.S. population and represent 34 percent
of the work forces of The 2006 DiversityInc Top 50
Companies for Diversity.
Most importantly, people of color are virtually nonexistent when it comes to the most influential Washington,
D.C.–based Senate aides. These critical decision makers
are the equivalents of the direct reports to the CEOs of
major corporations. They advise the senators on all issues
and their recommendations usually are carried out.
170 | DiversityInc June 2006
JIM LO SCALZO–US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT
Supreme Court nominee Samuel
BY C. STONE BROWN
Alito is sworn in before the
Senate Judiciary Committee
in front of an almost all-white
audience of power brokers.
AND MARK LOWERY