Monday, February 7, 2011

Diversity attracts jobs, Governor: editorial

The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Published: Monday, February 07, 2011, 4:25 AM

Republican Gov. John Kasich has retuned a tin ear by finally adding some racial diversity -- albeit, not much -- to his Cabinet.
Kasich last week appointed Michael Colbert, a state government professional who happens to be black, as director of the Department of Job and Family Services. Colbert, a graduate of Central State University, had been the department's acting director since Jan. 9. The sprawling agency directs welfare, Medicaid and unemployment compensation.
Except for four (white) women, all of Kasich's Cabinet-level appointees before he settled on Colbert were white males. As The Plain Dealer's Columbus bureau chief, Reginald Fields, has reported, Kasich's Cabinet was shaping up to be the first all-white Ohio Cabinet since 1962.

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