Here’s who Joe Biden brought in to focus on racial gap as he fills key posts

November 17, 2020 

President-elect Joe Biden is relying on experts to help his team address racial inequality as he prepares to fill key economic posts. He selected Mehrsa Baradaran, whose book “The Color of Money” focuses on the racial gap. Baradaran is a member of the Biden transition team focusing on the Treasury Department. Lisa Cook, an economist...

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