January 28, 2020 - Staffers of Color Express Discontent with Buttigieg Campaign

The New York Times publishes an article exposing racial division and discontent among staffers on the Buttigieg presidential campaign. They cite a retreat held for the staff in early December to address diversity and inclusion, but include comments from staffers that detail a demoralizing environment for staffers of color. In a statement, Buttigieg affirms, “We’re proud of the staffers who stood up and made their voices heard to help our campaign improve and be more inclusive. We realize that we can always do better and these honest discussions are how we make progress, and we will continue to provide our staff the safe space to have them.” After the article was published, the Buttigieg campaign posted a lengthy explanation of its diversity efforts online.