Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
I’m pleased that Governor Walz is taking concrete steps to end rampant racial discrimination in state government hiring. For far too long, the State has relied on affirmative action implemented through voluntary goals and timetables. Now that we know proportional representation is the ultimate indicator of perfectly just society, we can set about hiring an exactly proportional workforce: 85.3% White employees, 5.2% Black, 4% Asian, 1.2% Native, and fill the rest of the jobs with people who are uncertain or have no opinion.
The funny thing is, in my vocational field, I believe I know of one black practitioner in the Twin Cities. That’s it. A black student wanting to make a decent living could pretty much write their own ticket in UX.