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Joint Center President Speaks on MSNBC Regarding Recent Report on Racial Diversity Among Top House Staff

On September 23, 2018, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton to discuss the recently released Joint Center report on top staff diversity among U.S. House staff.

On September 23, 2018, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton to discuss the recently released Joint Center report on top staff diversity among U.S. House staff. According to that report, people of color make up 38% of the U.S. population, but only 13.7% of all top House staff. When removing Representatives of color, both White Democrats and White Republicans hire overwhelmingly White top staff, even though their districts are surprisingly diverse.

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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.