Posted on February 27, 2021

Cori Bush Calls Out USPS Board for Being ‘Millionaire White Boys’ Club’

Biba Adams, The Grio, February 25, 2021

Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush pressed United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about diversity on Wednesday. In a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Bush asked why — although the lower ranks of postal employees are largely people of color — the board is entirely white and male.

“Currently the board includes only white men. This grotesque lack of representation is a critical opportunity to diversify the board’s ranks,” said Bush.


Now, 23% of postal employees are Black, making the USPS one of the largest employers of African Americans in the country. {snip}

But Bush’s line of questioning was about the USPS board of governors, which is made up of six white men all appointed by former President Donald Trump. {snip}


“Do you see it as a problem that the board of governors of the United States Postal Service looks like a millionaire white boys club?” she asked DeJoy.