Newsom is now being attacked by Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, one of the many race-obsessed organizations that want politicians to discriminate against people based on their race. In this case, one or more members of the organization sat down and looked at 480 of Newsom’s appointees to various boards and agencies to determine how many of them had unacceptable skin colors. It concluded that over half of Newsom’s appointees were white.
Oh, the horror.
This is the same Newsom who also appointed the first Latina California Supreme Court Justice and made Alex Padilla a senator to pander to Hispanic activists. That Senate seat, in particular, was a racial battleground among various race-obsessed activists in California, given that the replacement would be following Kamala Harris after she became vice president.
And all of it hasn’t been good enough to keep these same activists from complaining that Newsom’s appointees are still too white. How long do you think it is before these activists realize that Newsom is also white and call for him to be replaced by someone more “representative” of the state?
It cannot be expressed enough just how destructive and backward this worldview is. Again, one or more people sat down at a computer and compiled a list of California appointees sorted based on their skin color to complain to the governor that he had too many of his appointees had the “wrong” skin color and that he should appoint more people who have the “right” skin color. And these people hold real sway; Newsom listens to them and even issued a statement saying that all of the people with the wrong skin color were nominated earlier and that he is doing a better job hitting his racial quotas now.
This is how the American experiment falls apart. The prioritization of skin color and race in public life reduces people to numbers on a spreadsheet, with no individual merits or goals. This is something we should have put behind us in the 1960s, but now it is the common worldview of Democratic politicians and the liberal activists who make the party run. This is moral decay driven by racism, no matter how many of the people involved think they are being racist for the “right” reasons.