Bloomberg’s Diversity, Giuliani’s Diversity

Yesterday, Michael Bloomberg told reporters that the “diversity of our administration has not been as diverse as the city itself, but we’re going in that direction.” But, a Bloomberg spokesman told The New York Times this weekend, this administration has been just as diverse as the previous one.
By the somewhat crude measurement of total number of African-Americans to have held the title of commissioner or higher for any length of time, the Giuliani administration was in fact more diverse. But since the total number of black commissioners hired under Giuliani was in part a function of  turnover, it’s effectively a wash, as close as I can tell.