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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:13 PM

President-elect Joe Biden's transition team is one of the most diverse ever


President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is one of the most diverse ever
Biden wants his administration to “look like America.” His transition team is a start.
By Li Zhouli@vox.com Nov 20, 2020, 2:40pm EST


President-elect Joe Biden is now in the process of staffing his administration and he’s highlighted a key priority: Building a team that “looks like America.”

According to data he’s shared, Biden’s transition team is one of the most diverse ever — representation that advocates hope they’ll continue to see as the administration works on broader White House staffing and Cabinet picks.

Thus far, 46 percent of Biden’s transition staff are people of color and 41 percent of senior staff are people of color. More than half of the transition staff — 52 percent — are women, and 53 percent of senior staff are women.

When it comes to the Agency Review Teams (ART) — individuals who are focused on the transfer of power at individual agencies — a majority of the roughly 500 people on them are also women, and about 40 percent are members of groups underrepresented in the federal government, including people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities. As the Associated Press reported, Black men and women are leading over a quarter of the ART teams.

Biden and his team have repeatedly emphasized that diversity is a major priority for them as they prepare for the change in administration.
And America supports this move: According to a Vox/Data for Progress poll, 49 percent of all likely voters and 72 percent of Democrats believe his Cabinet should reflect the gender and racial diversity of the country.

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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:18 PM

1. And most importantly, they're pros who range in outlook from moderate to progressive

Unlike Cheeto's grifters and fascists - plus the pharoah.

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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:22 PM

2. This Was an Easy Promise For Biden. He Has a Long History of Placing Women in Senior Roles. n/t

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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:32 PM

3. "72% of Dems Believe His Cabinet Should Reflect The Gender/Racial Diversity of the Country"

Who are these 28% of Dems that don't think we should have a cabinet that reflects the diversity of the Dem Party and Country? The Senate is a pitiful example when you consider its make up and compare it to the Dem party. Black women are the base of the party and yet we have never had 2 WOC in the Senate at the same time.

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