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California governor signs corporate
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Posted By: JunkYardDog, 10/1/2020 9:50:03 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The diversity legislation is similar to a 2018 measure that required boardrooms to have at least one female director by 2019. Like that measure, it could face court challenges from conservative groups who view it as a discriminatory quota.  Corrections*

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Hoo boy! This one is going straight to new Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Why do the Democrats say race/gender doesn't matter then pass laws saying it DOES? Because they are lying hypocrites, that's why.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 10/1/2020 9:52:04 AM (No. 558354)
On what authority can they do this? Will they next direct that the Catholic Church start having women priests?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 10/1/2020 9:54:26 AM (No. 558358)
More jobs and businesses will flee California. People will leave. California is becoming a welfare state that will eventually go bankrupt when they run out of other people's money.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: EQKimball 10/1/2020 10:10:05 AM (No. 558380)
Will it count if they are Republicans?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger 10/1/2020 10:10:19 AM (No. 558381)
Will that apply to Hollywood or are they exempt?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rama41 10/1/2020 10:13:37 AM (No. 558390)
Coming soon to a Congress near you. (It's always been on Nancy's wish list).
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Reply 6 - Posted by: lisa belanger 10/1/2020 10:18:55 AM (No. 558398)
no wonder they are leaving
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Safari Man 10/1/2020 10:20:24 AM (No. 558399)
How 'about a law that says at least 50% of politicians in CA must be conservative?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 10/1/2020 10:40:10 AM (No. 558434)
Well said #7. Why should political affiliation be any different as a criteria? Transgenderism is, after all, a construct of the mind.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/1/2020 10:42:58 AM (No. 558441)
That's okay. California wants to bankrupt so badly they tolerate that devil Gavin Newsom. May he get what he wants and like it after he gets is. What a maroon! Maybe central casting in Hollywood can make it look like a real state again. Probably not.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Chuzzles 10/1/2020 10:43:35 AM (No. 558443)
Gonna be an interesting next term for the Court. Wonder how all the Big Tech boys are feeling right now about this new law? Does part of diversity mean having somebody with conservative thinking on their boards? That will not make Google or FB happy in the least.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Starboard_side 10/1/2020 10:47:21 AM (No. 558451)
What they assume is that people are static, that if you're from a particular ethnic group, you all think the same (didn't Biden make similar comments?), have had similar experiences. They presume the children of Michael Jordan, LeBron James have the same experiences as someone from South L.A, North Tulsa, or the Southside of Chicago - all with large African-American populations. Look at Kim Klacik in Baltimore, she seems to have different views, outlook and opinions than LeBron James, for instance, who indications tend to point to a more liberal political viewpoint. And, it's not hard for a company to move their corporate offices either.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/1/2020 10:51:02 AM (No. 558460)
The voting for Ca. boards is now taken from the shareholders and placed in the hands of the socialists. Effectively, the shareholders no longer control these corporations. The corporations should immediately re-locate outside Ca.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hermoine 10/1/2020 10:51:36 AM (No. 558461)
Californians, when you leave, and you will eventually leave, please go to Mexico or Canada, do not migrate to other parts of the country and infect those areas with your crappy politics. (I'd feel sorry for you, but you are absolutely getting the government you deserve.)
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Reply 14 - Posted by: planetgeo 10/1/2020 10:55:24 AM (No. 558466)
Clearly unconstitutional... But I can't imagine any company challenging it in court. The bat-sheet crazy leftists would be all over then with boycotts.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bad-hair 10/1/2020 11:06:02 AM (No. 558481)
California !!! You are about into the last three chapters of Atlas Shrugged.. Mr. Musk ... I think we can find a few more (250,000 or so) loose acres here in Texas when you shrug.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MDConservative 10/1/2020 11:15:39 AM (No. 558500)
Another step to end private ownership and management.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: HotRod 10/1/2020 11:58:48 AM (No. 558539)
I demand that subsidized housing be built in Malibu. Buy up some of the properties and convert them. It's not fair to the poor and disadvantaged for only rich people to live there. Same for Beverly Hills and the other posh domains of the rich and famous.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 10/1/2020 12:10:34 PM (No. 558558)
And more companies will move out of California. They wreck literally everything.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: mc squared 10/1/2020 12:18:58 PM (No. 558571)
They voted to do this because demanding Social Justice Warriors on the boards wouldn't be popular now. That's next.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: reefdiver 10/1/2020 12:20:58 PM (No. 558574)
Does that include diversity of thought and opinion?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bluefindad 10/1/2020 12:46:37 PM (No. 558594)
Give us a break #13. We, and our kids recently moved out of our native California and intend to continue voting for conservatives in our new state!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: 1976Ag 10/1/2020 12:48:39 PM (No. 558597)
This reminds me if the movie "Idiocracy". I laughed out loud at the film but it's becoming only too real and scary these days.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ThreeBadCats3 10/1/2020 1:12:37 PM (No. 558617)
Last Time I saw an opinion on sexual diversity, thee were about 150 different sexual identifications, or minorities. Add one of each “race”. That would make some of these corporate boards unwieldy. Is the Gov. of California in his “right” mind?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Polecat49 10/1/2020 1:19:32 PM (No. 558625)
Just WHO the H-ll does that Destroyer of california think he is? If he doesn't own the company, He should keep his mouth shut.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 10/1/2020 2:42:33 PM (No. 558704)
#21, I know several families that moved out of California in the last few years, and you are right about them. They moved to escape the anti-gun, high tax, oppressive politics and will be conservatives in their new state. And maybe, as has been suggested, most of the ones moving are "the good guys". That doesn't fit well with the dramatic leftward swings in parts of Montana and Idaho and Wyoming which have had a lot of Californians move in. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which I have been visiting since the early 70s is much more like a California town now than the Wyoming town I remember from 48 years ago. You see it in the grocery stores, the political signs, and the way folks dress. Friends in Montana and Idaho are not happy with their new ex-California neighbors. So, I don't know for sure what the details are. Certainly not all Californians who move out are leftists. But 60% of the state voted for Hellary in the last election. Perhaps the self selection movers are more likely to be conservatives escaping tyranny. Or maybe they are a broad spectrum sample like the voters, 60% Dem.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: NorthernDog 10/1/2020 3:07:27 PM (No. 558737)
FTA:Those who qualify would self-identify as Black, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native, or as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. This could be fun. Sarah Palin is a native Alaskan. Anyone who is 1/1,024 Indian can claim Native American status. And so on...
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Reply 27 - Posted by: ScooterTrash 10/1/2020 4:22:54 PM (No. 558822)
If you can leave your leftist bullcrap in California, bring your companies and your money to Arizona. Pro business government. Good work force and a good quality of live. Just leave leftist ideas and politics at the state line.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/2/2020 1:37:36 AM (No. 559228)
Interesting. This was a question on the survey from YouGov today.
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