Well, this one’s a real kicker!
Apple’s Vice President of Diversity, a black woman named Denise Young Smith, is “stepping down” from the company she has been an employee of for 20 years after daring to stray from leftist groupthink by declaring that white men can actually bring diversity to the table. Her replacement has already been announced: Christie Smith. Though they share the same last name, there is no relation, as the new Ms. Smith is white.
Denise Young Smith, who has been chief of the diversity office for just six months, was rumored to have already been considering leaving, but it’s her comments made earlier this year at a summit in Colombia that makes it all seem a bit fishy:
“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.
“Diversity is the human experience. 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.”
After social justice warriors got busy on social media condemning the woman’s opinion, Young Smith apologized for misrepresenting her own views, as well as Apple’s. Now, her absence from the company isn’t helping its already low black employment rate of just 3% in leadership roles. And while another woman is taking Young Smith’s place, it’s nothing short of ironic that the company who criticized a black employee for saying something positive about white men is getting replaced by a white woman. Indeed, this stuff writes itself.
Apple used to “Think Different,” but not anymore.