Publication Date: August 18, 2017
The co-chairs of the Department of Commerce’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors have resigned in what is the latest fallout over President Trump’s reluctance to completely denounce racism following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The co-chairs — Zoë Baird, CEO of the Markle Foundation; and Mitchell Baker, executive chairwoman of Mozilla — submitted their resignations on Thursday. In doing so, Baird said “there must never be equivocation in denouncing hate, bigotry, violence and racism.”
According to The Register, other members of the Digital Economy Board have also resigned, including Karen Bartleson, president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Sonia Katyal, a professor of law at the University of California; and Corey Thomas, CEO of Rapid7.