Texas Scorecard reports that records found by Tarrant County GOP Chair Bo French, the Fort Worth City Council increased funding for its department of diversity and inclusion by $150,000 in order to finance a study on business equity:

“French uncovered documents showing the Fort Worth City Council expanded funding for its Diversity and Inclusion Department by $150,000 to fund a “business equity” study. 

“According to the documents, the study will be performed by Colette Holt—the owner of Colette Holt and Associates. Holt’s company is a consultant for “issues relating to inclusion, diversity, and affirmative action.” She is also known and dubbed “a nationally recognized expert in designing, implementing, and defending affirmative action programs.”

“Holt’s client list includes the cities of Arlington, Fort Worth, Harris County, and Austin ISD, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. She also did consulting work for the Seattle Children’s Hospital, which is notorious for its ‘Children’s Gender Clinic.’ The clinic allegedly assists minors with gender mutilative procedures. The hospital also sued Attorney General Ken Paxton for requesting records relating to minors transported out of state for gender mutilative surgeries.

“Additionally, earlier this year it was revealed that the taxpayer-funded JPS Health—the Tarrant County Hospital district—scored contract applicants based on diversity metrics, rather than competency. French reveals that these metrics seemingly extend to every contract the City of Fort Worth takes on.”

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