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Oct 16 2017

Apple VP of Inclusion and Diversity Suggests White Guys Can Be Diverse Too, Is Quickly Whipped Back Into Line

Is there room for male Caucasians in a diverse utopia? Not much, to judge by the outraged reaction correctly pigmented Apple VP of Inclusion and Diversity Denise Young Smith got for suggesting that white guys can be diverse too:

“Diversity is the human experience,” Smith said. “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 was well received by the crowd at the One Young World Summit in Bogota, Colombia last week. But then Ms. Smith said this:

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

In the homogeneously progressive tech world, heads exploded.

Media outlets pounced on the statement, while diversity advocates decried Smith’s words as contradictory to the fight for workplace equality. As noted by TechCrunch, which procured a copy of Smith’s letter, the statement appeared to suggest diversity of thought is a suitable stand in for proactive hiring practices adopted by a variety of tech firms, including Apple, to foster racial and gender diversity.

Only white guys who construct a public identity around depraved sexual proclivities can possibly qualify as diverse. The rest are villains to be displaced.

Acknowledging that people are individuals, not interchangeable representatives of identity groups, undermines liberal ideology and is therefore a serious thought crime.

Smith issued the standard groveling apology that we have come to expect of those who step outside the bounds of politically permissible thought.

On a tip from Zack.



  • JackisBack

    The only White guys that the leftists will tolerate are leftist White Jewish males

  • HARVEY POON GRABBER STEIN

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    Now I understand why each successive version of the Apple OS resembles Windows ever more closely, with all the useless crazy bouncy Millennial stuff built in to hog resources that should go to normal everyday work tasks.
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  • HARVEY POON GRABBER STEIN

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    ..unless they are from Israel, of course.
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  • Mr. Freemarket

    And that is what happens if you attempt to substitute original thinking for “group think.”

    Of course a white guy from California is going to be exactly the same as a white guy from Louisiana, or a white guy from Utah. White privilege is part of their DNA.

  • Diversity groups are so laughable. Interacted with them a lot when I was at HP and head of the Christian Employee Network Group. Well, I led it under Compaq, but HP grandfathered every other group – including the pervert groups, of course — while not approving our until we fought for a year. Then after finally getting approval “someone” complained and they yanked the approval within a month.

    And the “Diversity” group was not diverse at all. All black women and one black gay guy. I felt sorry for them, as the company obviously didn’t have any roles of value for them and turned them into tokens.

  • Anonymous
  • J-

    Sorry, but we’re at the top of the hate list. Ever hear of Jewish Privilege? I’ve gotten more than an ear full. It’s the worst part of White Privilege plus the antisemitic “the Jews own the banks, media, Congress, etc.” BS thrown in. Apparently I still get gold from the slave trade or something even though my Great Grandparents were expelled from Germany with nothing but the clothes they were wearing. SJW types believe everything the Nazis believe about Jews, except instead of being sub human were super privileged.

  • J-

    I’d love to see one scientific study showing ethnic/racial/identity diversity benefits business in any positive way.

  • Ah! Those who call evil good, and good evil,

    who change darkness to light, and light into darkness,

    who change bitter to sweet, and sweet into bitter!

    Their root shall rot

    and their blossom scatter like dust;

    For they have rejected the instruction of the LORD of hosts,

    and scorned the word of the Holy One of Israel.

  • Andrew Pearce

    I think you could have at least 24, perhaps as many as 42 blue-eyed blonde white guys in a room, and there would be such diversity that few of them could even communicate with each other. Please, go look at a map, at all the different countries blonde guys could be from, and the languages they speak there. Sure, some of the languages are related, but could the blonde from Iceland talk to the blonde from Russia or the blonde from Poland or the blonde from northern Italy? How much more diverse can you get within a gender/eye color/hair color subgroup? Wouldn’t you think that their many cultural backgrounds would give them many different ways of seeing the world?

    Isn’t that what diversity is really supposed to mean? Or is it just another BS code word for “hire blacks and feminazis first”? Right. “Gender and race and sexual alignment”, but they all have to march to the Left in lockstep. Total garbage; the term is completely co-opted.

    Sure, let’s move beyond males and blue eyes and blondes, and add darker haired and darker eyed white people, and you add at least another dozen nations/languages to the mix. What’s your definition of “white” anyway? Do Middle Eastern people get included? What about folks from China, Japan, India? What about Spain? While some of those folks may be outside my definition, if your definition is something like “whites = people not descended significantly from sub-Saharan Africans in the past 500 years” then you can include a huge chunk of the rest of the world too.

    With everything in life being totally dynamic these days, right down to your hourly choice of personal pronouns, who has the nerve to define whiteness?

    And give me a break – if you can have white people from more than 50 different nations, what kind of gall does it take to lump them all together as if every one of them were from the same single small town in southern Pennsylvania?

  • Andrew Pearce

    You could also be fat, balding, middle aged, hetero, wear glasses, and be a smoker who came from several generations of family money at the Comfortable level. Not a 1%er but a 25%er. And an average looking Conservative who doesn’t follow fashion. And you could drive a stick shift car and like country music and own guns. There’s always another level up on the liberal hate list!! 🙂

  • J-

    Let’s see… I’m 34 so not middle age. No glasses, fat (but I do work out). I am straight, with a wife and kids. I’m in the to 5% (young Jewish doctor), and my dad was a successful attorney (those stereotypes exist for a reason). I love guns, am a Republican, and better than a stick shift, I drive a V8 4×4 pickup. Oh yeah, and I live in Alabama (betcha didn’t see that one coming).

    So rich, white, southern, gun owning, truck driving, Jew, just clinging to my gun and my Torah.

  • Anonymous

    And if Jews have “too much,” then SJWs will happily throw them under the bus for Jihadists’ entertainment… SJWs just like folk if they’re useful for the cause somehow, nothing else.

  • 17bob3O

    Obviously “diversity” only means diversity by color. Something like “integrating schools” helped minorities get a better education. Working people paid for the cost of busing. Effect on minority educational improvement – zero.

  • hoagie111

    Holy Crap, Moma! There are Jews in Alabama? Whooda thunk? You must be #1 on the SJW hit list. You best get a carry permit. And I thought my first wife, also a Jew, was a rare Republican in PA, but Alabama? I’m happily stunned.

  • J-

    There are a few of us. I wasn’t born here. Like most of us, I came here for work. I’m in northern Alabama, which is rocket country and is filled with the aerospace industry and associated contractors.

    Also, yep I have my carry permit. Like my AmEx, I don’t leave home without it.

  • Occam’s Stubble

    It could but people are too busy using it to be politically correct rather than figure out how to derive business benefit from it.

    I work in I/T and therefore I work around a lot of Indians. I’ve never met one I didn’t like. They’re all nice people and good to be around. However, I’ve noticed that people from a communal culture, whether it’s India or the far east, have a great deal of difficulty with individual achievement and out-of-the-box thinking.

    Software development requires many different phases. In some of them, thinking outside the box is unnecessary. In others, it’s crucial.

    To truly make diversity work for business success, only the parts of the process not requiring individual achievement or out-of-the-box thinking would be shipped off shore. Unfortunately, with the PC way it’s applied, everything goes off shore than can go off shore and what comes back is mostly crap.

  • Frank
  • Frank

    It’s not about fairness or redressing real or imagined injustices or injuries. It’s about destroying society, like everything else the left does.

  • Frank

    Darwin was right about survival of the fittest. Society developed from cave dwelling to where it is today by rewarding those with intelligence and good work ethic and punishing those who were stupid and/or lazy. It wasn’t that many centuries ago that people who didn’t contribute to society were weeded out naturally or by force. “Hey, you! Out of the gene pool!” Poor hunters had no future because society didn’t need them. Meritocracy is the only mechanism that causes society to advance. Diversity, as practiced by libtards, is the opposite of meritocracy.

  • KHarn

    Let this be a “teaching moment”, Smith. think long and hard about what happened and when you’re through, we’ll be waiting for you to join us in the ranks of the sane.

  • KHarn

    Funny thing about that Star Trek episode; the writer said that it WASN’T about race, but HATE.

  • J-

    I read a thing once about how many Asian engineers did well in school, had top grades, but performed poorly in industry. They have a culture that has a lot of deference for age and authority. So they rarely challenged a boss or their ideas. They did great work but didn’t know how to be noticed for their accomplishments and so got passed over for promotion. It wasn’t discrimination as much as not excelling at corporate culture.

    If you get diversity because you chose the best people, you are probably going to do well. What I don’t get is “diversity is our strength” stuff. Really? Does having a rainbow of races and sexualities make you better? It seems to me to be style over substance.

  • Occam’s Stubble

    I once worked for company that had an office in Bangkok. You’re right about the culture there. Nobody would give their superiors bad news so the management thought everything was hunky dorey and serious issues would be swept under the rug and shipped out in the product. Their quality number stank on ice.

    I get the “diversity is our strength” stuff. It makes you feel good but it doesn’t help the bottom line. It would be better for a company to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the various races and sexualities and assign them tasks that play to their strengths so you get a better product out the door.

  • Occam’s Stubble

    It was about hate. Racial hatred particularly.

  • KHarn

    I should have elaborated.
    The way I heard it, they were making an anti-war point; the two sides fought for so long that they didn’t even know why. In the end, only two were left with their hate.
    I think it was a take on how Kafka wrote that first world war would not end until “…the last German and the last French hobbled out of the trenches on crutches to exterminate each other with pocket knives or teeth and fingernails.”

    But, it’s been a long time since I was a Trekkie, so I may misremember.

  • Short answer by the “tolerant” left:

    “F#%$ You, Martin Luthor King Jr, and take your Content of Character More than Color of Skin White Supremacist Bull**** away with you!!”

  • Occam’s Stubble

    I would accept that writer’s explanation if not for the part of the episode where Kirk finds out what planet they came from and says “That’s in the southern part of the galaxy.” Since space has no such ordinal directions, they made it quite clear they were talking about the American south.

  • Anonymous

    Success is “getting noticed” and being given one’s achievement… no wonder such PC environments have drunk the progressive Kool Aid– just because there’s stock doesn’t prevent Stalinism.

  • Anonymous

    Racism– it’s okay when politically-correct progressive hipsters in skinny jeans do it!

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