People of color make up almost half of Joe Biden’s transition team, and the majority of them are women.
Biden has always said that he will prioritise diversity within his cabinet and per diversity data obtained by CNN, 46% of the transition team and 41% of senior staff member are people of colour.
Co-chair of the Biden-Harris transition, Ted Kaufman, has made the following statement:
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.
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.
President-elect Biden pledged that his administration will ‘look like America’:
My administration’s going to look like America, not just my staff, the administration from the vice president straight down through Cabinet members to major players within the White House, and the court. It’s going to be a reflection of who we are as a nation.