New York Times: A Cabinet That ‘Looks Like America.’ But Who Does the Talking?

Washington, D.C., January 21, 2020: In a New York Times’  article, Alisha Haridasani Gupta features Inclusive America’s analysis of the racial and gender demographics of the last four Presidential administrations’ initial cabinet members in comparison to Biden’s recent cabinet nominees.

“President Biden’s proposed cabinet would be the most diverse in U.S. history, comprising more women and people of color than any cabinet before it — which, in many ways, fulfills Mr. Biden’s campaign promise to select a team that “looks like America” and modernizes the predominantly male, white institution.

If the Senate confirms Mr. Biden’s picks, more than half of his 25-member cabinet will be nonwhite and 48 percent will be female, according to an analysis by the nonprofit group Inclusive America, which tracks diversity in government.

In positions beyond the cabinet — like senior White House staff members, the newly created Covid-19 Equity Task Force chair or deputy secretaries of departments — the Biden administration is “at parity or better than” the makeup of the overall American population, said Mark Hanis, a co-founder of Inclusive America.”

Inclusive America commends President Joseph Biden on his Cabinet picks, and we hope to see this translated across at all levels.

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