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Media Mentions April 24, 2024

Charting the white male dominance of NJ boards and commissions

Although these appointees can have a huge impact on the lives of residents, the demographic makeup of these boards is vastly different than the state’s. White men account for about 45% of appointed officials but they are only 27% of the state’s population, according to a new report from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. No other group comes close to that kind of representation for its relative population.

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