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Roll Call Highlighted Dr. James R. Jones’ Work on Senate Staff Diversity Report

In an interview with Roll Call, Dr. James R. Jones spoke about his new book, “The Last Plantation: Racism and Resistance in the Halls of Congress.” Roll Call also mentioned his work on the Joint Center’s “Racial Diversity Among Top Senate Staff” report in 2015.

From the article: “His findings — that just 7 percent of senior Senate staffers were people of color, compared to more than a third of the U.S. population — were published by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in 2015. Now a professor at Rutgers University-Newark, Jones has built on that initial research, arguing that staff diversity is urgently needed.”

Click here to read the interview.