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Soon-to-be members of the House of Representatives elected in last week’s midterm elections are currently gathering in Washington, DC, for pre-freshman orientation. There are significant disparities in the racial and gender diversity of the new members. All of the new Republicans are white, and just one is female. Among new Democrats, 64% are female, 37% identify as people of color, and 24% identify as women of color.
Soon-to-be members of the House of Representatives elected in last week’s midterm elections are in Washington, DC, for pre-freshman orientation — and there are stark differences in the diversity of the new members across party lines.
Out of the 31 new Republican members, 100% are white and heterosexual, and just one new Republican, Carol Miller of West Virginia, is female. Ten House races have yet to be officially called.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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