After coming under scrutiny, Twitter finally released their diversity statistics, and they’re what most people already expected.
“Like our peers, we have a lot of work to do,” Janet Van Huysse, its VP of diversity and inclusion, admits on the company blog. But that’s a severe understatement.
Twitter, as most people expected, is ran by white men. For example, only 1 out of every 10 Twitter tech employees is a woman:
Which is bleak in comparison to other tech companies. Facebook and Yahoo’s female workforce makes up 15 percent, and Google and LinkedIn has 17 percent women.
As far as race, only 1 percent of Twitter’s tech workforce and 2 percent of its overall workforce is African-American:
As part of the recent Color of Change push for Twitter to release it’s information. Jesse Jackson urged the company to do better when it comes to diversity, especially since its making money off the backs of Black Twitter.
“There is no talent deficit, there’s an opportunity deficit,” Jackson said in a press release responding to Twitter’s data. “When everyone is ‘in,’ everyone wins.”