Posted on October 8, 2023

San Francisco Treasurer Launched ‘Racial Equity Initiative’ to Fight ‘White Supremacy’

Lillian Tweten, Daily Caller, October 5, 2023

The San Francisco Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector (TTX) released an internal memo in February 2022 announcing its plan to “advance” the agency’s “Racial Equity Initiative,” a document obtained by the Judicial Watch showed.


“The sessions should build a foundational understanding and framework for racial equity in the workplace and basic terminology and definitions,” the memo read. “The learning sessions must help the Core Teams to push beyond this shared understanding to address topics such as: the role of team members in leading organizational antiracist changes and make recommendations to transform practices that are heavily influenced by white-supremacist culture and practices.”

The memo detailed how the TTX would ensure that management positions become more “diverse” by identifying “group norms and biases” to combat in the department’s workplace. {snip}


Many other cities and local government agencies have begun to require equity training, or “Diversity and Equity Initiatives” (DEI), in recent years to combat “implicit bias.” Democratic Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens established a city-wide language standard in September for government employees to use when referring to race, gender and other issues, and the California state legislature has introduced bills to combat racial inequities in the state.