Thursday, August 11, 2022
Today, Gabriella Carmona and Paul Barragan-Monge of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute released a new report finding that, despite recent gains, Latinos remain underrepresented in California state appointments within the Governor's cabinet and state boards and commissions responsible for regulating the environment, education, workforce development and the criminal justice system. A copy of the report is available here.
Among other findings, the report shows that Latinos represent only 18.4% of executive appointments made by the Governor and state appointing officials despite making up 39.1% of the state population.
The report outlines policy recommendations that state officials can begin implementing immediately to diversify state appointments.