Friday, January 14, 2011

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's 20 Cabinet appointments so far lack diversity
Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 5:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 12:25 PM
By Reginald Fields, The Plain Dealer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich is on pace to be the first Ohio governor since 1962 to have an entire Cabinet without any racial diversity.
Every one of Kasich's 20 full-time agency director hires so far has been a white person. Four are women.
The Republican governor is unfazed by critics who charge that he is ignoring diversity in such important public positions. Kasich says he has a tough job, and he has the right to surround himself with whomever he wants to help him get his agenda accomplished.

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