Monday, 14 March 2011 12:13
Louisiana Black Caucus blasts Jindal on Regents, diversity matters
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The Louisiana Board of Regents will be hearing, on Monday,  a report concerning the possible merger of UNO and Southern University of New Orleans at a time that the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus has criticized the Governor in association with his appointment process to Regents and other agencies.

Last week, the Caucus issued this press release after Jindal appointed an African American, Dr. Albert D. Sam, to the Board of Regents.

Here is the press release:

Governor Bobby Jindal Appointment of One African-American to the Board of Regents Not Sufficient
Baton Rouge, Louisiana — Yesterday, Governor Bobby Jindal appointed Dr. Albert D. Sam, II, to the Board of Regents, explaining that he desired to achieve diversity. In order for Jindal to make his appointment, he removed Mr. Roland Toups, a long-serving member of the Board of Regents.  
Although the LLBC is glad to see Mr. Sam on the Board, we believe it is disturbing that Gov. Jindal would not have considered achieving diversity with his initial appointments. It is questionable that he would have to remove anyone from a board to morally and lawfully correct its make-up.  It is further disturbing that Gov. Jindal believes that an appointment of one African-American to a fifteen member board reflects Louisiana’s 37 percent population of minorities.   
Throughout Gov. Jindal’s administration, he has consistently ignored Louisiana’s rich, diverse culture, and has failed to effectively represent all the citizens of Louisiana. It is our hope that Gov. Jindal would give careful consideration to making diverse appointments on all boards and commissions inclusive of giving a second look at the Board of Regents. 

Today, after a hearing by the Regents, Governor Jindal will discuss matters related to UNO-SUNO merger.


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