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Joint Center Quoted in Politico Article Amid Wave of White House Black Staff Departures

Joint Center President Spencer Overton was featured in a Politico article shining a light on the recent Black staffer exodus in the White House.

“I have heard about an exodus of Black staffers from the White House — ‘Blaxit’ — and I am concerned,” said Overton. “Black voters accounted for 22 percent of President Biden’s voters in November 2020. It is essential that Black staffers are not only recruited to serve in senior, mid-level and junior White House positions, but are also included in major policy and personnel decisions and have opportunities for advancement.”

Read the article here.