SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Along with other giant Silicon Valley tech companies, Twitter has been often criticized for the lack of diversity in its work force. The San Francisco-based social networking service has had a dismal record of hiring and promoting women and people of color.
In a major year-end move to deal with the issue, Twitter announced that it has named a new vice president of diversity and inclusion, Jeffrey Siminoff. White, male.
HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – It is not uncommon for Hollywood celebrities to check into rehab to deal with drug or alcohol addictions. But tonight, actor/screenwriter/producer Matt Damon checked into a little-known Los Angeles facility that treats patients with diversity cluelessness.
During the season premiere of HBO’s “Project Greenlight,” Damon shut down producer Effie Brown, a black woman, when she suggested that a diverse directing team might be better suited to direct a film whose only black character was a prostitute.
“When we’re talking about diversity, you do it in the casting of the film, not in the casting of the show,” Damon said.
Damon’s comment immediately went viral, with both conservatives and liberals criticizing the white actor for his insensitive take on diversity.
Realizing that his Holllywood career might be on the line and that his millions of fans could abandon him, Damon voluntarily decided to check into the diversity clinic.
The diversity clinic is a facility operated by the NAACP which aims to rehabilitate famous people who suffer from serious symptoms of racial bias and insensitivity.
Damon is expected to check out in two weeks and would be able to continue with his role in “Project Greenlight.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – The 114th Congress convenes today amid criticism that its members continue to be overwhelmingly male and white.
To be fair, the new Congress has more women and minorities than any other before it. There are now 96 racial minorities and a record 104 women, and for the first time in history, both parties will include both male and female African-American members.
“While it is true that the new Congress is still overwhelmingly male, I disagree that it is overwhelmingly white,” Boehner said. “I am the best proof. I don’t consder myself white. I’m orange,” the embattled speaker added.
Boehner told The Adobo Chronicles that if reelected speaker, he will mandate that all white members of Congress get a dark tan or wear dark makeup, preferrably orange.