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James Jones in Teen Vogue: Pay Our Interns Report Finds Major Racial Disparities Among Interns in Congress

This op-ed argues that lawmakers needs to finally start hiring non-white interns and staffers

As the world grapples with ongoing police brutality and the call for dismantling systemic racism, demands have escalated for Congress to provide antiracist policy solutions that reverse decades of unequal treatment that has rewarded whites and punished non-whites. However, one element of congressional policymaking that is consistently overlooked is how Congress manages its own workforce. Personnel decisions about who to hire and how to manage a political workplace are all matters of policy that provide a glimpse into how Congress is itself a racialized institution.

Read the full story on Teen Vogue.