Our Government’s Diveristy Problem

The lack of Latino representation in the federal government precludes our country’s ability to develop inclusive, reasonable, fair, and practical policies for the Latino community. The Center for American Progress just released a report that indicates the government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) fails to reflect the nation’s racial and gender composition. The representation gap is astounding and appears to be only getting worse.

Money quote related to the Latino workforce:

Hispanics will be vastly underrepresented in the Senior Executive Service. In 2030 we project it will be 6.8 percent Hispanic—less than a third of the likely representation of Hispanics in the civilian labor force according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, which predicts that 23 percent of the civilian labor force will be Hispanic.