Raffi Williams, the son of Fox News analyst Juan Williams, has been hired by the Republican National Committee to help the party reach out to black voters. News of the twenty-four-year-old new hire comes two weeks after the party published its 90-page blueprint to attract “minority,” gay and young voters.”

“I think it’s a slow process. If you expect us to get a ridiculous amount of African-Americans in the next election, that’s not going to happen probably,” Williams told Buzzfeed. “But we can start to make inroads, and the more inclusive we are as a party, the better optics we get to other demographics as well — not just African-Americans — and that helps us in the long run.”

“So it’s about making those new connections and getting the support I need. People are really enthused about it,” Williams said. “And that’s a nice thing for me. I didn’t know what I was walking into exactly, but from the chairman on down, everyone is so on board with this.”

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