By: Diane Benjamin
Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason made it official last night: If you are white, don’t apply for a job with the City. Marin Luther King’s vision of a colorblind society is officially dead. Post COVID no money needs to be spent celebrating MLK Day ever again.
Bloomington now has a Diversity and Inclusion officer who will sit in on all job interviews. His name is Michael Hurt, he is currently listed as the Community Relations Manager, total compensation last year was $99,252.29. https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=24366
Gleason claimed he took the job here wanting to do this. He also claimed the Council has been demanding this. There was never a vote.
Bloomington will no longer be hiring the most qualified for open positions, extra points will be given to candidates based on their skin color.
Listen to Tim Gleason yourself introducing this position at the end of the meeting. He doesn’t say if now a replacement will be needed for Hurt’s old job.
Just hit play or go to 2:25:15.