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Black U.S. Cabinet members

Administration % of Cabinet positions held by blacks
Johnson 8%
Nixon, term 1 0%
Nixon, term 2 0%
Ford 8%
Carter 7%
Reagan, term 1 7%
Reagan, term 2 7%
G.H.W. Bush 7%
Clinton, term 1 27%
Clinton, term 2 20%
G.W. Bush, term 1 19%
G.W. Bush, term 2 13%
Obama, term 1 6%
Obama, term 2 25%
Trump, to date 6%

Note: Percentages are based on the maximum number of black Cabinet members serving concurrently in a given administration out of the total number of Cabinet members in that administration.

Source: The White House and Inside Gov.

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