Monday, April 1, 2019

Twitter's office in Detroit gets slammed for lack of diversity

Posted By on Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 11:33 AM

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Twitter’s Detroit office has come under fire for its glaring lack of diversity.

The criticism came immediately after the downtown office tweeted a photo Thursday showing CEO Jack Dorsey with a room full of white employees in Detroit.

The same day, the office tweeted a live stream of Dorsey talking with President Trump fan and billionaire Dan Gilbert, who has been the strongest engine of gentrification in the city, displacing thousands of lower-income residents.

“We hear you on the lack of diversity,” Detroit’s Twitter office responded to a torrent of criticism. “We’re committed to making our company reflect the people we serve, and that includes here in Detroit. We’ve got a lot more work to do. We have a team at NSBE now and we look forward to connecting with the amazing people there.”

Twitter opened its Detroit office in Gilbert's tech hub "M@dison" building in 2012.

Here's a look at some of the criticism:

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