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Interior Secretary Zinke Reassigned Native American Employees After Conveniently Shrugging Off Diversity


Native American senior officials of the Interior Department were disproportionately reassigned under Interior Secretary Zinke, according to a review by Talking Points Memo. Less than 10 percent of the Interior’s employees are Native American, but made up nearly one third of the employees caught up in reassignment shuffle last summer. The news comes less than a week after reports that Zinke constantly talks about how he doesn’t care about diversity. Weird!

Former government officials told TPM that the shakeup was an attempt to reduce, “internal opposition to Zinke’s plan to open up more tribal and public lands to the fossil fuel industry.”


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