The Campaign Against Biden’s Cabinet Picks of Color Is Depressingly Familiar

The opposition to the nominations of Deb Haaland and Xavier Becerra follows a familiar trend on the right

Andrea González-Ramírez
GEN

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Rep. Debra Haaland testifies during her confirmation hearing. Photo: Leigh Vogel/Pool/Getty Images

This week, as the U.S. Senate began the nomination hearings for President Biden’s Cabinet nominees, I saw a familiar pattern develop. Regardless of their actual…

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Andrea González-Ramírez
GEN

Award-winning Puerto Rican journalist. Senior Writer at New York Magazine’s The Cut. Formerly GEN, Refinery29, and more. Read my work: https://www.thecut.com/