Why is race such an issue? I’ve seen this: “I don’t want to live in this world anymore”. Each passing day I understand why anyone may feel
Like many other big companies in the US, Twitter has a very low number of Black and Hispanic workers. Twitter is said to have only has 49 black employees out of 2,910 staff members in America. The 35 men and 14 women account for just 1.7 % of the Twitter’s US operation, which is 93.8% white or Asian. This is despite the fact that the company’s senior executives promised to boost their number of African American staff from 2% last year.
Popular civil rights leader, Rev Jesse Jackson has slammed the company after the release of the compulsory Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) report saying that people are ‘becoming intolerant’ of the lack of progress.
‘Black people are greater users of the product and capable of doing the jobs, but there has not been an adequate commitment to hire, train and maintain black people,’ the civil rights leader said.
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