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San Francisco Election Commissioner’s Term Not Renewed Because He’s White

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Everyone knows it goes on. It’s the only socially-acceptable form of racism. As we reported, Over 50 Percent of Companies Discriminate AGAINST White Men in Hiring, Survey Finds.

We’ve also documented, and filed a Civil Rights complaint, over open anti-white racism by the Providence (RI) School district in providing student loan forgiveness as a hiring incentive for new teachers, but only non-white new teachers, Providence (RI) Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program Only Open To Non-Whites Challenged By Legal Insurrection Foundation.

Now a report out of San Francisco about the highly-effective Election Commissioner who’s term was not renewed explicitly because he is white.

By all accounts, John Arntz did a great job as Election Commissioner.

But it wasn’t good enough because of his race. Mission Local reports (emphasis added):

Elections director John Arntz, who oversees one of the few San Francisco departments that unambiguously accomplishes its core mission, has not been renewed for his post by the city’s Elections Commission.

By a vote of 4-2 after a lengthy Wednesday closed-session meeting, the commission opted to not re-up Arntz for the position he has held since 2002. The position will come open in May 2023….

In 2021, the Elections Commission wrote to the mayor that “San Francisco runs one of the best elections in the country and we believe this transparent process has allowed us to continue to improve our elections.” In 2020 it wrote him a commendation “for his incredible leadership” …

Elections Commissioner Cynthia Dai, who voted to not renew Arntz’s contract, said there was no performance-based reason for the commission’s decision. She did not dispute that San Francisco has run free, fair and functional elections for 20 years. Rather, she says, it was time to open up this position to a more diverse field; the city, she said, could not make progress on its racial equity goals without opening up its top positions.

Our decision wasn’t about your performance, but after twenty years we wanted to take action on the City’s racial equity plan and give people an opportunity to compete for a leadership position,” reads an email sent from commission president Chris Jerdonek to Arntz. “We also wanted to allow enough time for a fair and equitable process and conduct as broad a search as possible.”

Jerdonek told Mission Local that Arntz’s level of performance did not factor into this decision and he looked forward to a competitive process and a broad array of qualified candidates. His letter invited Arntz to re-apply for his own job next year. Reached for comment, Arntz said he does not yet have a public answer on whether he plans to do so.

The San Francisco Chonicle further reports on the racial angle:

Mayank Patel, division manager in charge of poll workers and field support, wrote in an email that staff were “gravely concerned” the commission was “actively seeking to remove” Arntz….

Patel, who sits on the department’s racial equity task force, expressed concern about commissioner comments that implied they needed a change because Arntz was a specific race and had served in the role for a long time, and argued the process should be merit-based.

The “equity” agenda inevitably turns into racist poison. It’s why Legal Insurrection Foundation will be launching an effort in 2023 to litigate these cases. (Damn, I “leaked”  our big rollout again.)

 

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