In the name of diversity and inclusion, a California legislator wants to expand the number of racial, ethnic, and gender categories people can self-identity as even if those categories don’t match reality. Currently, California corporations have to make sure they hire a sufficient number of principal executives that self-identify as coming from “underrepresented” communities. That includes people who self-identify as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. A person doesn’t actually need to be Hispanic or Black or any of the other categories. They just have to say they identify that way.
But Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian doesn’t think this law includes enough “underrepresented” communities. So he recently introduced AB 1840, a bill to expand the number of categories to include self-identified Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, Jews, Muslims, or Sikhs. He even wants to add a category for those with self-identified disabilities. It is assumed just feeling blind, crippled, or deaf, not actually being blind, crippled, or deaf is all that it takes to make it on the list.
This really isn’t surprising if you have been paying attention to how California legislators for years have passed laws that recognize a person’s feelings or self-identification over reality. It started several years ago when California permitted people to self-identify as male or female on their driver’s licenses, no matter what their anatomy. If anyone can be a man or a woman, then logically you have to let people identify as Black, Greek, or an amputee even when they aren’t. State laws also permit birth certificates, death certificates, diplomas to list gender identities not the real sex of a person. Even in our public schools kids can identify as any gender they want without a doctor’s note or even parental permission. Expect more chaos like this in the future if we continue to let words and categories mean anything an individual wants them to mean.
Thank the Lord that our creator has given us a solid foundation on which to build our identities. Isaiah 64:8 says, “But now, O Lord You are our Father; We are the clay, and you our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.” God created us exactly as who we are supposed to be. We are all uniquely made by Him. We are who He made us to be and not what we choose to identify as in the name of political correctness. He makes no mistakes.