MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A member of US Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign suggested to John Podesta, the campaign chairman, hiring an African-American for a senior position to gain support of this community, according to the emails released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday.
"Im hearing the same complaint in political circles that i continue to hear while fundraising. 'The campaign doesnt value black folks and takes us for granted.'… A black campaign vice chair or Sr advisor would go a long way during the primary and send the message that, Hillary puts her actions where her mouth is, and actually does appreciate the black vote," a campaign member with the email address HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com to Podesta in February 2016 with "black vote" in the subject line.
Podesta agreed in his reply that this was an important consideration for the campaign.
"I have been working on that and will resolve soon. We need to strengthen the overall structure and this is the most critical piece of that," he wrote back.
Earlier, WikiLeaks leaked alleged Clinton campaign members' discussions on the necessity to engage African-American journalists.