December 8, 2022 8:03 AM

NEW! 21 Black staffers QUITS Biden’s White House, Even more frustrated with poor culture





Since late last year, at least 21 black staffers have left the White House and more plan to leave soon. No wonder that those who remain say: They describe a working environment with little support from their superiors and fewer opportunities for advancement.

According to one current and one former White House official, the departures were so pronounced that some black advisers have adopted a term for it: “Blaxit. announced that he would eventually go on MSNBC for a concert. Harris’ senior assistants, Tina Flournoy, Ashley Etienne and Vincent Evans, as well as head of public engagement Cedric Richmond, have also left, the report said.




Also leaving are Carissa Smith, Public Engagement Assistant, Kalisha Dessources, Gender Policy Assistant, Linda Etim, Senior Director of the National Security Council, Cameron Trimble, Director of Digital Engagement, Assistant District Attorney Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo, Chief of Staff, Ron Klain Counsel, Elizabeth Wilkins, and Niyat Mulugheta, Press Aide Natalie Austin, National Economic Council Aides Joelle Gamble and Connor Maxwell, and Presidential Staff Aides Danielle Okai, Reggie Greerand Rayshawn Dyson.

Saharra Griffin is among others planning to leave in the coming weeks. Concerns about the exodus have been raised among outside observers who are pushing for a diversification of government ranks. “I’ve heard of an exodus of Black White House staffers, ‘Blaxit,’ and I’m concerned.Black voters made up 22 percent of President Biden’s voters as of November 2020.




It is critical that black employees are not only recruited to top, middle and lower positions in the White House, but are also involved in key policy and personnel decisions and have opportunities for advancement,” said Spencer Overton, president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, which tracks figures on the diversity of government personnel, in line with national proportions.

The number is expected to increase as more black employees join, and 15 percent of black employees were promoted over the past year, the official added. “The President is incredibly proud to have created what remains the most diverse White House staffer in history, and he is committed to continuing the historic representation of Black staffers and all communities. This is a normal time for general turnover in any administration. and black employees were promoted more often than employees who are not diverse,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.




“The President is incredibly proud to have created what remains the most diverse White House staffer in history, and he is committed to continuing the historic representation of Black staffers and all communities. This is a normal time for general turnover in any administration. and black employees were promoted more often than employees who are not diverse,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.

In addition, several employees who left the company said it was on good terms, with about
departures for postgraduate study opportunities. , some went to different cabinet departments. Several said they were leaving because of family issues, as Dessources Figures said he wanted to focus on his young children, as did Conley. spent years in a tense work environment with little free time.




“I have worked for both President and Vice President during the campaign cycle, and I considered the opportunity to serve the American people in the BidenHarris White House an honor. I loved my press team experience and left because after nearly three years of campaigning and government work, I wanted a chance to spend more time with family,” Austin said in an email.



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