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Key role for Black policy leaders on Biden's transition team

Joe Biden
Posted at 2:17 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 14:17:25-05

DETROIT (AP) — Black policy leaders will play a pivotal role in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition, marking one of the most diverse agency review teams ever.

Of the 500-plus team members announced this week, more than half are women, and Black men and women are leading more than one-quarter of the teams.

The diversity is significant because the teams will be responsible for evaluating the operations of federal agencies that have a broad impact on Americans’ lives.

And it’s especially important because Biden will take office at a time when the United States is confronting a historic pandemic, joblessness and police brutality.

All those crises have disparately impacted Black Americans.