Skip to comments.Apple’s VP of Diversity To Leave After Apologizing For Saying White Men Can Be Diverse
Posted on 11/20/2017 7:59:08 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion will be stepping down at the end of the year after outrage over comments she made claiming white men can still bring diverse viewpoints to the workplace.
According to Quartz, at the One Young World Summit in October, Denise Young Smith spoke about her efforts to increase diversity at Apple. Instead of saying she specifically tries to recruit people based on their race and gender, Young Smith said, “I focus on everyone.”
“Diversity is the human experience. I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT,” she added.
She continued, “There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blonde men in a room and they’re going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation.”
Even though Quartz reports Young Smith’s remarks were met with applause, TechCrunch now reports she will be resigning from Apple at the end of the year.
In an apology email, Young Smith reportedly said she was “sorry” and that her comments “were not representative of how I think about diversity or how Apple sees it.”
She also said, “Our commitment at Apple to increasing racial and gender diversity is as strong as it’s ever been. I’m proud of the progress we’ve made, but there is much work to be done. I’m continually reminded of the importance of talking about these issues and learning from each other.”
An Apple spokesman reportedly told TechCrunch, “We deeply believe that diversity drives innovation” while announcing Christie Smith will take over Young Smith’s role.
TechCrunch notes Young Smith had been considering leaving Apple for some time. She will be leaving the vice president of diversity role after a mere six months.
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Speaking Truth to Diversity.
It seems it is not OK to be white anymore. Just the spark needed for race riots desired by Charles Manson, Bill Ayres, Malcom X, Rev. Wright. B Hussein 0 and probably Colon Kapernick.
Corporations have a problem. To wit: When you hear the term “Diversity Officer,” what image forms in your mind?
A company working in a capitalistic system, steeped in Cultural Marxism.
Tim Cook’s Apple. Never bought any Apple products and I sure won’t in the future until he’s gone and replaced with someone utterly unlike him.
That’s a great answer though I might quibble a little. I think it might be phrased “A company working in a capitalistic system, “fearful of” Cultural Marxism.
"It's OK to be white."
PC has driven this country into madness.
And she’ll receive a very nice final paycheck for being a good girl and spewing what she is told to spew. Six figures, maybe seven.
Some person wearing a Nazi or rainbow armband.
Whites are routinely portrayed as villains.
[ Corporations have a problem. To wit: When you hear the term Diversity Officer, what image forms in your mind? ]
Running away in abject Terror!
Plenty of good old Apple products.
That there are. Untainted by Cook’s dark legacy.
She is a black woman. And she can’t say anything slightly nice about white men. I’ve started substituting “white male” with the word “jew”.
It all sounds very “1930s Germany”.
Rotten APPLE company. Are all the computer/tech companies run by leftist pricks or just the top 4 or 5 (I don’t think Gates is a prick; just a guilty conscience liberal).
“Koooooh kiissssk koooooh kiissssk Woz never told you what happened to your Macintosh, did he?”
“He told me enough! He told me the Power PC wouldn’t be fast enough for the new Macs!”
“No! It was just ten years and we needed to sell more stuff so we had to obsolete all the PPCs.... Though he did have a point when it came to laptops. Boy, were we ever going to take a beating with no G5 laptop possible. Waaaay too much power and heat....”
So thankful not one dime ever went to apple.
Diversity based on sex organs and skin color is idiotic.
The assumption is fundamentally flawed in multiple ways.
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