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 at Michigan State University is focusing on the Federal Reserve and banking and securities regulators for team Biden.
The two are among more than 500 experts who will focus on the racial gap to shape Biden’s policies on issues including housing, health and business lending, according to Bloomberg News.
Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will face pressure to deliver progress for women and non-whites, who gave the ticket a record vote to elevate them to the White House.
Black Lives Matter activists are already demanding a Biden-Harris meeting.
Voters queried during exit polls on Election Day ranked the economy — not the coronavirus