A new bill signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom will physically force California companies to put non-heterosexual-white people on their corporate boards.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

Many California corporations will have to increase the diversity of their boards of directors under a new law signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom to address a shortage of people of color in executive positions. The law requires some 625 publicly held corporations headquartered in California to include at least one person from an underrepresented community by the end of next year, with additional appointments required in future years.

Continues the Times:

Under Assembly Bill 979, publicly held corporations headquartered in California are required to have at least one director from an underrepresented community by the close of 2021. By the end of 2022, corporate boards with four to nine members must have two people from underrepresented communities, and those with more than nine members must have at least three people from those communities. Directors from an underrepresented community include those who self-identify as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native, or who self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

A glance at Newsom’s bio and photo reveals that he is a very white, wealthy, male member of an “overrepresented” community (he has not self-identified himself as bisexual), therefore we believe Newsom should practice what he preaches and immediately resign.


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