On June 6, 2018, Black Talent Initiative Director Don Bell published an op-ed in The Hill to discuss pay inequity on Capitol Hill after LegiStorm data showed that white staffers in the Senate earned $7,000 more than black staffers on average.
“The insights provided by LegiStorm confirm that our Congress — ostensibly our most democratic branch of government — is in crisis in more ways than one. Not only are our legislative offices failing to actively recruit, hire and promote qualified people of color, they are failing to fairly value the experience and service of their very own staffers of color, who are some of the most talented public servants our nation has to offer. It’s an institutional failure.”
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