A divided United States Senate on 21st April 2021 voted to confirm Vanita Gupta as the first non-white woman to serve in the No. 3 jobs at the US Justice Department. Vanita gets a role at the forefront of the department`s renewed efforts to combat systemic racism in policing. President Joe Biden`s Associate Attorney General made it with a narrow vote of 51-49. Only one Republican - Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - voted to confirm her, saying she felt Gupta was personally committed to combating injustice. She faced a fraught confirmation process amid attacks by right-wing groups and Senate Republicans who criticized her on everything. As Associate Attorney General at the Justice Department, Gupta will play a pivotal role in supervising the department`s civil rights work.