Twitter's Staff Has Zero Percent Black Women


Lack of diversity within the tech industry is still a blatant issue, but especially glaring is the scarcity of black women. Using data from a 2014 Equal Employment Opportunity report, the Verge put together a graph last month breaking down the racial diversity of some of tech’s biggest companies, such as Google, Facebook. Apple and Twitter.

As reported by Complex, the Verge’s graph showed Amazon at the most with 7 percent. Apple was at 3 percent while Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Intel each had one percent. Then there was Twitter, down at the bottom with an alarming zero percent. While that doesn’t mean there were absolutely no black women on staff, they had a total of only 14—out of 3000 employees. Once you factor black men in, it goes up to 2 percent.

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