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

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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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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling is an award-winning investigative journalist who operated Motor City Muckraker, an online news site devoted to exposing abuses of power and holding public officials accountable. Neavling also hosted Muckraker Report on 910AM from September 2017 to July 2018. Before launching Motor City Muckraker,...
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