REPORT: None of the 28 Top Staffers in House and Senate are People of Color |


“These numbers are alarming but there is no better time than right now to change the trajectory of diversity among top staff and mid-level staff,” said Spencer Overton, President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent
@StacyBrownMedia

WASHINGTON – The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has released six detailed reports on the troubling lack of racial diversity among the 167 top staff in the Washington, D.C. offices of six congressional delegations – Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.

Of the 12 U.S. Senators in the six states, none had an African American top staffer despite representing significant Black populations.

In fact, the reports note that the only top staffer of…

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