Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's cabinet does not reflect Chicago's racial diversity, with the city's black and Latino populations underrepresented. A Sun-Times analysis shows that of the 30 cabinet positions — like the heads at city agencies, i.e. Director of Housing and Economic Development —19 of the appointees are white, 5 are black, and 3 are Latino. Meanwhile, according to 2010 Census figures, Chicago's population is 45 percent white, 33 percent black, and 29 percent Latino.
A couple of black city alderman interviewed by the Sun-Times say they've complained to the mayor about the underrepresentation. However, aldermen have swiftly confirmed each of Emanuel's cabinet nominees.