Newsom under spotlight for hiring practices not reflecting ‘rich diversity of California’

A Hispanic advocacy group criticized Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) for not hiring enough minorities despite California being a “minority majority” state.

A report from the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality organization that was released Monday found that over half of the governor’s 480 appointments to boards, agencies, commissions, and task forces in the past year went to white people.

“Our findings are clear; the rich diversity of California’s population is not reflected in the demographic makeup of board members and commissioners appointed in 2023,” HOPE said in a statement, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

The group did praise Newsom for his recent efforts to add more diversity to the state’s leadership and for closing the gender gap but said the minorities were still underrepresented.

A spokesperson for the governor highlighted some of the historic appointments, including the first Latina
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