Apple Diversity Chief Forced Out After Saying White Men Can Also Be 'Diverse'

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Silicon Valley's disdain for its mostly white, mostly male tech workforce has reached absurd new heights.

The New York Post is reporting that, after just six months on the job, Apple Diversity Chief Denise Young Smith, who was named vice president of diversity and inclusion in May, has resigned her post after making a “controversial” comment last month during a summit in Bogota, Colombia.

What was Young’s crime? She insinuated that “diversity” can still exist among a group of white men because of their different life experiences.

“There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blond men in a room and they’re going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation,” the inaugural diversity chief said.

“Diversity is the human experience,” she said, according to Quartz. “I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT."

That’s right: Young, who is – for the record – a black woman, has been forced out of Apple because her views on diversity were too inclusive.

As the Post pointed out, Young’s comments appeared to defend Apple’s overwhelmingly white and male leadership at a time when the company’s makeup is markedly uneven. This begs the question: What, exactly, was she defending them from?

Young, a 20-year Apple veteran who previously served as the company’s head of worldwide human resources (a senior level position), was later forced to apologize for her remarks, telling Apple staff that her comments “were not representative of how I think about diversity or how Apple sees it."

“For that, I’m sorry,” she said in an email. “More importantly, I want to assure you Apple’s view and our dedication to diversity has not changed."

“We deeply believe that diversity drives innovation,” an Apple spokesman told TechCrunch in a statement. “We’re thrilled to welcome an accomplished leader like Christie Smith to help us continue the progress we’ve made toward a more diverse workplace."

In 2017, only 3 percent of Apple’s leaders were black, and women held just 23 percent of tech jobs, according to Fortune. Female leadership stood at 29 percent, Apple said.

“Meaningful change takes time,” the company said in its diversity report. “We’re proud of our accomplishments, but we have much more work to do."

Smith will leave the company at the end of the year. Taking over as VP of inclusion and diversity will be Christie Smith, who spent 17 years as a principal at Deloitte.

She is also a white woman.
 

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Killtruck's picture

That sounds dangerously like individualism...it's almost as if she's suggesting that everyone is oppressed in some way by SOMETHING.

Pure Evil's picture

So when does Apple start recruiting from the bowels of Chicago's gangland ghettos?

macholatte's picture

 

It ain’t racist to say terrible things about Caucasians or European Americans (aka “white people”). It ain’t sexist to say terrible things about Caucasian males.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is not racist.
There is no organization that advocates for “white” people because that would be racist.
Congressional Black Caucus is not racist.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus is not racist.
There is no Caucus in the Congress representing the interests of “white” people because that would be racist.

Does anybody see a pattern?

 

Pure Evil's picture

The only pattern I see is that whites are not fighting back.

Nekoti's picture

In due time. All things have a tipping point.

wee-weed up's picture

Lib PC = blame all problems on whites

Nekoti's picture

After the last administration, you would think whitey would have gotten some slack.

bamawatson's picture

mere existance of position called "diversity officer" is sad commentary;

anywhere

TeamDepends's picture

"..........Why, some of these white-devils just might identify as Sheniqqua, an oppressed black woman who has been held back all her life by...........white-devils......"

Automatic Choke's picture

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....<giggle>

 

overbet's picture

letem know:

 

http://investor.apple.com/contactus.cfm

 

I have owned dozens of apple products over the past decade. This is clearly an anti white organization. Apple will never get another dollar of my money.

Mr Hankey's picture

".. . And inclusion." Get the title right.

jcaz's picture

1st rule of biz in the "diversified" world-  when you hire a house negro,  NEVER let them speak their mind- script every word;

Silly Apple.....

Bigly's picture

Serious question:  is anyone aware of any one diversity officer who is a white male? One example....anyone?

Eyes Opened's picture

Diversity in gender/race/colour etc. = GOOD...

Diversity in thinking = BAD ... 

Group-think only is allowed....

mglen's picture

Most qualified for the job = Good

Anything less = Bad

Apple will pay the price. 

LightBulb18's picture

sad. Some very rich old men mostly Jewish don't want anybody disagreeing with the censored narrative of blame white people and don't ask why you are being helped by the billionaires. This is A test, support censorship fake history and fake facts against the white gentiles, the right wingers, the Israelis, the Jews, or the religious, then you are guilty of oppressing several peoples, and you are A liar and A fascist who deserves to lose your rights in A court of law you will probably never get to hear about. You deserve to be betrayed, confined and robbed of your ability to harm people who stand up for good and G-d. In G-d I trust.

auricle's picture

Faulted for taking her job seriously. She learned about the human condition and found that everyone is truely unique, coming from different backgrounds. Life experience is what makes us all unique. And she was fired for it. Fuck you apple. 

Chauncey Gardener's picture

Hence, Apple under Tim Cook. We miss Steve...

French Bloke's picture

So immediately one wonders how many goat herders and camel fuckers or Mexican drug lords apple employ...? Because white people are actually enabled to do the job is not their fault. You might say the system is at fault but that's a different argument. Isn't it wonderful that corporations are making so much money they have the luxury to decide that people who aren't up to the job should be employed to take the place of those most capable? Road to ruin.... I don't like apple's model in any case.Ties you in so fuck 'em.

BarkingCat's picture

I did not like apple back in the 80s for the same reason that I don't like them today. Closed systems and proprietary. Almost always had been. Fuck them. Only moment of openness I've seen from Apple was back in the days when some X Apple developers went off on their own and created BeOS and with buying hardware from Apple and selling it with their operating system. Then management changed and scrapped the deal.

JoeSoMD's picture

Yeah, I was an early adopter back in 1980.  Loved the apple product.  Wrote a spreadsheet program for my dad's business because he was old school, didn't trust that a PC could do what he was doing on a mainfraime, and I couldn't afford to buy the SW for him.  Turned him on his perception.  And then Apple came out with the Mac and closed their system to me by charging for developer tools.  Migrated to MS and never went back to Apple.  I agree... fuck Apple.

Anyway, my white dude friends are dropping Apple phones in droves.  They know that they are not wanted.  Fuck Apple.

ZD1's picture

CrApple's faggot CEO is a worthless self hating white cuck who loves to get fucked.

the artist's picture

this white boy wont be giving apple one more dollar. Ive been with them for 30 years. I am done. I dont need any of this shit anyway. I used to baf on people who used android etc. Now I am going to give them praise. 

 

Lets see how much lomnger they last. I feel like I am part of a tide. 

a Smudge by any other name's picture

The whole "app centric" ecosystem has turned open source on it's head. That and lousy security (and incompetent bosses) ruined my life long love affair with tech. Oh crap I have to pay my internet bill. Good thing there's an app for that.

herbivore's picture

Lib + Conservative PC = Blame everything on males who have lust in their heart. Lust is bad, lust is evil, lust is anti-Christian. If only all lustful males were to be banished to Devil's Island, our entire country would be one giant Safe Space where women could live their lives free from unwanted male attention, free to wear whatever skimpy outfits they desired, secure in the knowledge that they would not be treated like pieces of meat.

Never One Roach's picture

Recommendation includes:

1) END AA;

2) cut the child tax credit;

3) applications should NOT have race or gender on them---only qualifications.

Mr Hankey's picture

Time is not on WT's side.Demographics is destiny.

BarkingCat's picture

Depends on the country, doesn't it?

 You are right about the US however. You better hope that there is enough Asian immigrants coming in to offset the decline in white population or this country is seriously fucked.

Mr Hankey's picture

I better hope my race is totally replaced by gooks? Sarc? Fuck ' murica. My race is my nation. My continents. Otherwise,Cap'n Tripps.

ReZn8r's picture

sometimes a black woman just can't keep her fat fucking mouth shut.

ZH Snob's picture

stop trying to instigate trouble.  such a response is for the liberals and minorities.

Nekoti's picture

And that will most likely be the tipping point.

Pure Evil's picture

Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and caldron bubble

Pure Evil is my name, stirrin' the pot be my game.

 

Terminus C's picture

Your use of a quote from Macbeth has triggered me.  Cultural appropriation!

Mr Hankey's picture

"Djoo ain' gah no righ no-wheere, wigh mang".

Twee Surgeon's picture

That is a long standing historical observation and well observed, but shit usually get's sorted out eventually and the inhibition of progress by the Envious is put back into it's box again until the Compassion returns to defeat the honky briefly for another reminder period.

http://www.europeanamericansunited.org/school1/Fiction/kipling/awakened.htm

Mr Hankey's picture

Getting to be not enough whites to fight  back.

Tallest Skil's picture

It was not part of their blood,

  It came to them very late,

With long arrears to make good,

  When the Saxon began to hate.

 

They were not easily moved,

  They were icy–willing to wait

Till every count should be proved,

  Ere the Saxon began to hate.

 

Their voices were even and low.

  Their eyes were level and straight.

There was neither sign nor show

  When the Saxon began to hate.

 

It was not preached to the crowd.

  It was not taught by the state.

No man spoke it aloud

  When the Saxon began to hate.

 

It was not suddently bred.

  It will not swiftly abate.

Through the chilled years ahead,

  When Time shall count from the date

 

That the Saxon began to hate.

hannah's picture

the time for white males to fight back isnt here yet.....let the left eat itself. let them riot and kill each other...why should white men 'save the day'. they are done doing that.......let  the rest of the world collapse. what do white men owe it.

shankster's picture

I heard the same argument you are making over 45 years ago.

ADDgolfer's picture

It's not a matter of whites fighting back. It is those who recognize this is not how it's suppose to play out. Not how it should. I don't know this woman's politics. It appears she has kept an open mind? For that, this 20 yr Apple veteran is not only forced out of her position, but she has been forced out of Apple. "Smith will leave the company at the end of the year"

Odd how Apple introduced themselves to their new brand in a Super Bowl commercial that went viral. Use to this day as an example of cookie cutter mindthink. Shot in B&W, the big screen face droning on of nonsense, an audience of same blank faced collective. Apple is them, they are that mindless, blank faced collective. Everyone's mind thinking alike, or perhaps their interpretation of the ad is different than mine?

That is worth everyone who values freedom to fight against, but alas...

Resistance is futile. 

Each and every manager at Apple, at corporations around the country who have adapted this type of diversity, will look at this example and have to look deep inside themselves. They need to either fake it or become one of them. The careers they have built relies on it. They're not activists, they have families, lives at stake. The youth, the millennials, who have been programed in college, will advance past those who think like America use to think. 

Sad, very sad for them, but extremely troubling for America 

BrownCoat's picture

"Does anybody see a pattern?"

According to The Narrative (the dominant, Cultural Marxist, Left-wing thought), being white is a hate crime.

 

A white person's existence is a hate crime by dint of indoctrinated drones on the Left believing it. Can you imagine how hostile discrimination against whites will become when the values of People Of Color take control? Yikes!

techpriest's picture

It isn't a crime as long as you hand over all of your wealth to be redistributed and no nothing except for what you are told.

Ahh, that's where the "Marxism" in "Cultural Marxism" suddenly pops out.

bankerbackbacon's picture

She failed to show African American indignity and play racial quota Commie, so no Cultural Marxist hero biscuit for her. 

Pure Evil's picture

That's not what diversity and inclusion are all about.

Let's not forget about the Trannies and the Pedophiles. We wouldn't want to appear discriminatory.

Anyway code hackers are a dime a dozen.

You could hire 50 gangbangers from Chicago and one Asian/Russian code hacker and still get the same amount of work done.

TheRunningMan's picture

Do you think she can code?

Pure Evil's picture

Probably not.

But, if she can suck chrome off a truck bumper then she can always find a job in the halls of Congress.