Nearly half of Biden transition team are people of color

President-elect Joe Biden has maintained that he wants diversity in the White House

Joe Biden‘s commitment to ushering in more diversity in the White House doesn’t just stop at Sen. Kamala Harris as it’s now been revealed that nearly half of the president-elect’s transition team is compromised of people of color with women actually holding a majority.

As Biden prepares to take office in January, CNN reports, “Forty-six percent of the transition staff are people of color, according to new diversity data of the transition team provided to CNN, and 41% of the senior staff are people of color. The majority of transition staff — 52% — are women, and 53% of the senior staff are women.”

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Biden is expected to announce his cabinet picks and senior staff for his new administration in the coming weeks which is expected to be the first step in him keeping his promise to have a team that will “look like America.”

“For months, the Biden-Harris transition has laid the groundwork for a Biden-Harris administration, and at the core of that work is an unrelenting commitment to diversity,” said Ted Kaufman, co-chair of the Biden-Harris transition.

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“As we continue working full-speed ahead to Inauguration, our diverse group of leaders and staff are reflective of America — upholding President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris’ belief that through diverse voices we can develop and implement a policy vision to tackle our nation’s toughest challenges.”

As we previously reported, former President Barack Obama made it clear he won’t be joining the new administration, playfully explaining that the reason he wouldn’t do it is that the former first lady wouldn’t support it.

“There are probably some things I would not be doing because Michelle would leave me,’” he teased during an interview with Gayle King on CBS Sunday Morning . “She’d be like, ‘What? You’re doing what?’”

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