It is high time for the mayor to end his fake diversity scam. On diversity, the mayor talks out of both sides of the mouth.
Coming out of one side of his mouth is this: he is the leader of the city pleading for diversity, dedicated to appointing a diversity chief in his administration, holding conferences with a respected Black leader in the community, and professing for all to hear, “diversity.”
From the other side of his mouth comes the fakery he is known for, which carries his signature and imprimatur, as the ancients would have said of his actions.
That is, there is no diversity to speak of coming from his administration.
The city is without a diverse workforce.
In twelve years at the helm, nothing has essentially changed about the city’s nearly all-white workforce.
The mayor as the bottom line makes certain Everett’s workforce remains this way.
In the city of Everett today the population is 92% minority, with the multi-cultural nature of the city increasing everyday. There is very little evidence the city has done anything to encourage this.
Nowhere is this absence of interest in racial balance for the city government more evident than in the city’s most public place, city hall.
In fact, the evidence, that is, what one sees when one gets beyond the nearly entirely white veneer of the employee force of city hall, points to the mayor ignoring the minority population of the city in his archaic, backward and racist hiring policies. He pays lip service to being for everyone in Everett in his public statements.
This is a bold faced lie.
“Everyone” in his lexicon means all those who are not from minorities. They need not apply.
The mayor could care less about minorities.
He has proven this year after year for longer than a decade.
He shows very little real interest in minorities populating the city hall workforce.
City hall’s workforce should not be one group or another occupying all the lesser and better positions.