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Data: Bank diversity reports/Axios research; Chart: Will Chase/Axios. Note: Full breakdowns couldn't be obtained for JPM and Wells.

White Americans are three times more likely than Black Americans to have a prime credit score. They're also disproportionately likely to end up in senior management at a giant bank.

By the numbers: "In our survey, just 19% of Black respondents and 42% of Latinx respondents indicated a prime credit score, compared with 60% of white respondents," Financial Health Network said in its FinHealth Spend Report 2021.

The big picture: At Wells Fargo, 87.3% of senior management is white, and only 2.8% is Black. At Morgan Stanley, 83.2% is white, while just 2.2% is Black.

  • If those numbers were in line with the U.S. population as a whole, then 76.3% would be white and fully 13.4% would be Black.
  • "We understand that we have more to do to fully reflect society," says Jeff Brodsky, Morgan Stanley's chief human resources officer.

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Poll finds broad, deep public support for climate action across the world

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Data: Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and Facebook Data for Good; Note: MOE range from +/- 3 to +/- 0.48; Chart: Axios Visuals

There is broad and deep support in both developing and industrialized countries for governments to take further actions to address climate change, per new polling data from Facebook Data for Good and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.

Why it matters: Without public support pushing policymakers to take potentially costly steps to curtail greenhouse gas emissions, efforts to rein in climate change will be doomed to fail.

Pew: Over 80% of Asian adults say violence against them is increasing

Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

More than 80% of Asian adults say that violence against them is increasing, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

The big picture: The survey, conducted April 5-11, comes after the recent shootings in Atlanta in which eight people, including six Asian women were killed, as well as a yearlong spike in hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Breaking Biden's diplomatic logjam

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Data: Center for Presidential Transition via Congress.gov; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

The logjam for reviewing and confirming President Biden's ambassadorial picks is finally starting to break.

Why it matters: Biden is far behind his predecessors in the rate at which his ambassadorial picks have been confirmed. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a series of high-profile hearings and votes this week to finally begin chipping away at the backlog.

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