Hill Diversity

New York Times Covers Joint Center’s 2020 Report ‘Racial Diversity Among Top Staff in Senate Personal Offices’

The Joint Center’s report, Racial Diversity Among Top Staff in Senate Personal Offices, was covered in The New York Times.

“If there were more diverse staff that could speak to senators about potential blind spots that may occur in the legislation, I think the legislation would be more responsive to the needs of minority communities,” said Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity & Inclusion Dr. LaShonda Brenson, who authored the report.

The New York Times piece also includes quotes from Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus President Jonathan Carter, Congressional Black Associates President Didier Barjon, Congressional Hispanic Staff Association Christine Godinez, Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association Co-Presidents Alice Lin and Liz Lee, and Democratic Leader & Senator Chuck Schumer Spokesman Alex Nguyen.

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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.