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Does the Republican party’s latest criticism of White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett represent a pattern of intentional attacks on President Barack Obama‘s black administration staffers?
One writer seems to think so. In an Op-ed for EBONY.com, Zerlina Maxwell says the GOP’s recent comments on Jarrett–calling her “Obama’s consigliere”–is not only a reference to the mafia but a pattern within the party, which has previously used similar criticisms with former African-American staffers Van Jones and Shirley Sherrod.