Contact theSOPAbout theSOPSupport theSOPWritersEditorsManaging Editors
theSOP logo
Published:July 24th, 2014 11:28 EST
twitter

Outrage: Twitter Staff 3% Hispanic, 2% Black, 30% Female!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"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.

twitter

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."

USA Today

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:

Boycott Twitter!

Racial diversity now!

Respect minorities!

Ban racist trending topics!

Photo Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

robertpaulreyes@gmail.com

Follow Robert Paul Reyes on Twitter: http://twitter.com/robertpaulreyes