From Affirmative Right:
Next here are Biden’s existing appointments and nominees for these 21 positions and their ethnicities:
Secretary of State (Antony Blinken – WHITE-JEWISH)
Secretary of the Treasury (Janet Yellen – WHITE-JEWISH)
Secretary of Defense (Lloyd Austin – BLACK)
Attorney General (Merrick Garland – WHITE-JEWISH)
Secretary of the Interior (Deb Haaland – MIXED RACE (Red Indian + Norwegian))
Secretary of Agriculture (Tom Vilsack – WHITE-CATHOLIC)
Vilsack was born in a Roman Catholic orphanage in Pittsburgh so he has deep roots in farming.
Secretary of Commerce (Gina Raimondo – WHITE-CATHOLIC (Italian American))
Secretary of Labor (Marty Walsh – WHITE-CATHOLIC (Irish American))
Secretary of Health and Human Services (Xavier Becerra – HISPANIC (Mexican American))
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Marcia Fudge – BLACK)
Secretary of Transportation (Pete Buttigieg – WHITE-CATHOLIC)
Buttigieg’s father was a Marxist Catholic from Arab-speaking Malta who taught at Notre Dame. His mother, Anne Montgomery, might have been Protestant.
Secretary of Energy (Jennifer Granholm – WHITE-CATHOLIC (Scandinavian + Irish))
Secretary of Education (Miguel Cardona – HISPANIC (Puerto Rican))
Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Denis McDonough – WHITE-CATHOLIC (Irish American))
Secretary of Homeland Security (Alejandro Mayorkas HISPANIC-JEWISH)
Trade Representative (Katherine Tai – ASIAN (Chinese American))
Director of National Intelligence (Avril Haines – WHITE-JEWISH)
Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Neera Tanden – ASIAN (Indian-American))
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (William Burns – WHITE CATHOLIC (Irish-American))
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Michael S. Regan – BLACK)
Administrator of the Small Business Administration (Isabel Guzman – HISPANIC-JEWISH)
I don’t see a huge amount of evidence that Guzman identifies as Jewish: “Isabel also shares Jewish and German heritage, and possibly some Chinese.”
Out of the 21 positions:
Seven are Whites with a Catholic background (33%)
Six are Jewish (28.5%)
Four are Hispanic (19%)
Three are Black (14.3%)
Two are Asian (9.5%)
Zero are White with a Protestant ethnic background.
There are some other Cabinet-Level posts, such as:
Chief of Staff – Ron Klain, Jewish
UN Ambassador – Linda Thomas-Greenfield, black
Chair of Council of Economic Advisers – Linda Rouse, black
Science Adviser – Eric Lander, Jewish
National Security Adviser – Jake Sullivan, but is he, as they ask in Belfast, a Catholic atheist or a Protestant atheist?
Climate Supremo – John Kerry, half Jewish, half Boston Brahmin Protestants. Update: But Kerry was raised Catholic, which helped his political career in Massachusetts where it was assumed any Catholic named “Kerry” had to be Irish, right?
Assuming that Sullivan is yet another Catholic Irishman and Guzman is not very Jewish, that would make a total of 8 white Catholics (4 of them Irish), 7 Jews, 5 blacks, 4 Hispanics (one of them Jewish), 2 Asians, and nobody 100% white Protestant. Buttigieg and Kerry might add up to one white Protestant between them.
In general, the Presidency has been overwhelmingly dominated by Protestants (usually post-Puritans or Scots-Irish), with only Kennedy and now Biden not being Protestants. Joe is so incredibly old (he was 18 when JFK was sworn in) that this 1960-style Protestant vs. Catholic division is still relevant to him.
As I may have mentioned once or twice, the contemporary Democratic Party is a Coalition of the Margins: the less you are like George Washington, the more likely you are to be a Democrat. It’s funny how few get that.