The Biden White House has a mass exodus of black staffers, according to Politico.
At least 21 African-American staffers have left the White House or are planning to leave under President Biden due to a poor work environment including a lack of promotion and support, the outlet reports.
A White House official said some aides have adopted the term “Blaxit.”
“I have heard about an exodus of Black staffers from the White House — ‘Blaxit’ — and I am concerned,” said Spencer Overton, president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, which tracks government staff diversity quotas.
But White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre pushed back against the report.
“The president is incredibly proud to have built what continues to be the most diverse White House staff in history, and he is committed to continuing historic representation for black staff and all communities,” said Jean-Pierre.
“This is a normal time for turnover across the board in any administration and black staff have been promoted at a higher rate than staff who are not diverse,” she added.