Twitter’s New Diversity Chief Gets Mixed Reactions on Twitter

The tech company puts a white male in the position

Twitter announced via a tweet that it just hired a new vice president of diversity and inclusion, Jeffrey Siminoff:

Siminoff was most recently at Apple as the director of worldwide inclusion and diversity, a position he held for two years. According to his LinkedIn profile, he also was involved in a project that focused on business opportunities for the LGBT community in the financial services industry.

[Related: Automotive Industry Celebrates Diversity]

Criticism over the hiring of Siminoff, a white male, has been appearing on social media:

@blackgirltech:

@taramcdramatic:

@inthefade:

Others are using the criticism to reflect, perhaps, on their own biases. From Everette Taylor, tech entrepreneur and chief marketing officer for Sticker Mule:

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