Some interesting diversity figures from WashPo about the Obama Administration versus the Bush Administration. As in, they’re interestingly the same:
A National Journal study of 366 top Obama administration officials has found that 52 percent are white males, down from 59 percent at this point in President George W. Bush‘s first term. Eleven percent of those officials are African Americans, compared with 10 percent under Bush. The Journal assessment, out today, said 8 percent of Obama’s top folks are Hispanic, compared with 6 percent for Bush. Asian Americans totaled 4 percent of Obama’s team and 3 percent of Bush’s, according to the Journal.
Overall, given the demographics of the Obama vote, the percentages don’t differ all that much between the two administrations, at least so far. The study also found that 83 percent of Obama’s officials had government experience, and 71 percent at the federal level — figures in the same range as Bush’s picks.