The black caucus seems to think that Obama should be promoting more people of color to his cabinet. People should be promoted based on merit.
African-American members of Congress are urging President Obama to name more blacks to his cabinet, reviving a controversy about lack of diversity that has plagued the Obama administration for many months.
Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, made the case in a letter to Obama. "I am concerned that you have moved forward with new cabinet appointments and yet, to date, none of them have been African American," Fudge wrote, referring to Obama’s second term.
"You have publicly expressed your commitment to retaining diversity within your cabinet. However, the people you have chosen to appoint in this new term have hardly been reflective of this country’s diversity."