Hill Diversity

Joint Center Pens Op-Ed Urging Incoming Members of Congress to ‘Fix Capitol Hill’s Diversity Problem’

Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. LaShonda Brenson penned an op-ed in The Hill calling for new and returning Members of Congress—especially Members who represent diverse districts—to hire diverse staffs. In the op-ed, she writes “From police killings of Black Americans to a COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately claimed the jobs and lives of Black and Brown people, the need for policymakers and staff who understand structural inequality, racism and anti-Blackness is as clear as it has ever been.”

Read the full op-ed here.