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Iran calls exodus of Black staffers from Biden White House 'systematic racial discrimination'

Iran has criticized the treatment of Black Americans before, but the Islamic Republic has its own issues with discrimination against Kurds, Arabs, Jews and others.
A boy listens to Live Go-Go music playing at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2021.

An Iranian official is calling out the United States for racism after a report on Black employees leaving the White House. 

What happened: The US news outlet Politico reported on May 31 that at least 21 Black staffers have left the White House since late 2021 or are planning to leave. The employees noted a lack of support from their superiors and insufficient opportunities for promotion in the US President Joe Biden administration. Some White House staffers refer to the exodus as “Blaxit,” referring to a “black exit.”

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