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Diverse diplomats will improve U.S. foreign policy.

Leland Lazarus: 10 Black foreign-policy professionals studied China in D.C. He says they provided fresh perspectives on relations between the two superpowers. Lazarus: Each government tells a story about itself that’s meant to win hearts and minds. China has sought to build solidarity with the Global South by comparing colonialism, racism with its own suffering. Black and Brown Americans are uniquely qualified to represent the United States abroad. To persuade the world of U.S. greatness, it is essential to make sure our representatives abroad look like Americans.