July 24th, 2014 11:28 EST
Outrage: Twitter Staff 3% Hispanic, 2% Black, 30% Female!
"Succumbing to growing public pressure, Twitter released the gender and ethnic breakdown of its work force Wednesday, showing that it looks like most other major technology companies: overwhelming male, white and Asian.
In the U.S., nearly 90% of Twitter`s workers are white or Asian. And more than 90% of technology jobs in the U.S. are held by whites or Asians.
Men make up 70% of all staff but 90% of technology staff, according to figures released by the company`s vice president for diversity and inclusion, Janet Van Huysse."
I am one of millions of minorities in the United States who regularly use Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.
Twitter and other social media giant corporations don`t mind if minorities access their sites, but they are loathe to welcome us as employees.
If minorities were fairly represented in the Twitter workforce, and especially in management positions, I doubt that we would see so many blatantly racist trending topics. I don`t believe in censorship, but blatantly racist tending topics like " shi* black people say" shouldn`t be highlighted.
Twitter has pledged to take steps to diversify its staff; we must hold their feet to the fire. They have a long way to go in achieving racial and cultural diversity; if we don`t see improvements soon we should boycott Twitter.
I`d like to see the following trending topics on Twitter:
Racial diversity now!
Ban racist trending topics!
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