A spokeswoman for Council Speaker Christine Quinn obj — I mean, clarified a previously stated assertion that “a good majority [of those fired] are people of color.”
So, a clarification from the Speaker’s Office:
46% of the staffers fired were people of color. 43% were women.
Before the firings,
43% of the the staffers were people of color; 45% were women.
Coming up later today…the names of the new hires. And, I’m sure, new calculations.
“We don’t believe there was enough diversity,” said Hiram Monserrate, who helped call that caucus meeting this morning. When asked what else was discussed, he would only say that, “Many people expressed concerns of the firings.”
Now that is diversity.