Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Twitter only has 49 black employees - out of 2,910 staff members in the United States of America
The 35 black men and 14 black women account for just 1.7% of its US operation, which is 93.8% white (Jewish?) or Asian. It represents a stark lack of progress since last year, when senior executives promised to boost their number of African American staff from 2%. Twitter has just 68 Hispanic employees and three Native Americans. Recently, Google revealed that black people account for just 2% of its workforce. Facebook has also come under fire for its minuscule proportion of black employees (2%) - and for hiring just seven black people since its last diversity count.