The Democratic National Committee has denounced an email reportedly from one its managers that asked recipients to not forward job opening information to “cisgender straight white males, since they’re already in the majority."
The story about the email was first reported by the Daily Wire.
The outlet posted a screenshot purportedly of an email Data Services manager Madeleine Leader sent to DNC insiders Monday noting eight technology department openings. The message asked recipients to forward the announcement to their contacts — except for one group.
“I personally would prefer that you not forward to cisgender straight white males," Leader allegedly instructed.
DNC spokesman Michael Tyler told the Hill on Wednesday that "the email in question was not authorized by the DNC nor was it authorized by senior leadership."
Tyler did not indicate if the DNC has disciplined or terminated the Leader.
The email in question said the DNC’s tech department is being rebuilt into a “robust, well-oiled machine that can tackle all elections from the Presidential down to Dog Catcher and School Board.” Prior to its "cisgender straight white males" prohibition, the email indicated the department is looking for a “staff of diverse voices” in order to “secure the future of our country.”
The Daily Wire said an anonymous DNC source offered the outlet the following observation:
Clearly the DNC is doubling down on a failed strategy that has alienated staffers and voters alike. We want to be judged based on the quality of our work, not on identity politics. How can we trust the leadership of the DNC if they don’t even trust us?
(H/T: The Daily Wire)