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Biden Aims for Diverse Cabinet as Insiders Mostly Male and White

  • Many key advisers in White House likely to be White men
  • Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be key exception
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President-elect Joe Biden has promised to make history by putting more women and people of color in top cabinet jobs, but the inner circle of advisers who will counsel him in the Oval Office is likely to remain dominated by White men.

Biden took the first step this week toward filling out the ranks of his team by naming longtime aide Ron Klain as his chief of staff. Several other men are expected to be offered senior White House roles, including Ted Kaufman, Mike Donilon, Steve Ricchetti, Jeff Zients, Bruce Reed and Jake Sullivan, according to several people familiar with the transition.