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Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Over the past year, the gender and ethnic makeup of Facebook’s workforce didn’t really change. As of today, Facebook’s employees are 55% white and 68% male. A year ago, when Facebook reported its first diversity data, those numbers were 57% and 69%, respectively. So, progress. A little bit. “While we have achieved positive movement over the last year, it’s clear …

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Amazon Bans Confederate Flag Merchandise

Amazon Bans Confederate Flag Merchandise

Amazon has joined other retailers in banning the sale of merchandise sporting the Confederate flag. Following the racially-motivated slaying of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, calls across the country to “take down the flag” have intensified. Earlier this week, Walmart and Sears announced they would be removing confederate flag merchandise from their stores, and soon after online marketplaces eBay …

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Adam Sandler Movies Are Ridiculous, Confirms Netflix

According to Netflix, nobody should be surprised when an Adam Sandler movies turns out to be a bit ridiculous. According to reports, nearly a dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Sandler’s new movie, The Ridiculous Six, in protest of some less-than-sensitive cultural jokes and stereotypes present in the script. According to the Indian Country Today Media Network, …

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Apple Adds New Diverse Emoji with iOS Update

iOS 8.3 is here, and while it comes with a handful of updates, the most exciting is new emoji. Duh. When the beta of the new OS X hit developers hands back in February, we were given a preview at all the new, racially diverse emoji coming to your Apple devices. Now, with today’s release of OX X Yosemite 10.10.3 …

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Facebook Sued over Alleged Sex, Race Discrimination and Harassment

A former Facebook employee is suing the company, claiming she was discriminated against based on her sex, ethnicity, and country or origin – an subsequently fired without just cause. Chia Hong has filed suit against Facebook, a staffer named Anil Wilson and 50 other John Doe Facebook employees for discrimination, harassment, and undue retaliation. Hong says she was hired in …

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Apple Emoji Will Soon Be Much More Diverse

Apple’s emoji options are about to get much more diverse. The company has given developers a new beta of OS X, and inside contains a bunch of new, racially diverse emoji characters. In the new build, many of the human emoji now allow users to tap and hold to see options for different skin tones, as such: Apple's iOS 8.3 …

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Charles Barkley Calls For Rational Race Discussion In America

Former NBA star Charles Barkley is backing up the grand jury decision to not indict the white police officer who was involved in the shooting of 19-year-old teenager, Michael Brown last August. The outspoken basketball player-turned-commentator called the idea of white cops profiling black people “ridiculous,” in his recent interview with CNN. Barkley called looters in the Ferguson riots “scumbags.” …

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Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity Linked to Fast-Food Proximity, Shows Study

It should come as no surprise that unhealthy foods such as those commonly served at fast-food restaurants are related to medical problems such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. A new study has gone even further, however, finding that the number of fast-food restaurants in a community can be seen as a predictor of such symptoms. The study, published …

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Marijuana Legalization: DC Plays the Race Card

There are lots of reasons that states and cities have come up with to legalize marijuana, either for medical use or recreational. The medical side of things is pretty well-established. Even if you get the strong feeling that the idea of “medical marijuana” is overused, there is little denying anymore that it certainly does some people a whole lot of …

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Raven Symone Is Proud To Be American, So Don’t Call Her AFRICAN-American. Or Gay.

Oprah Winfrey knew it was going down the minute Raven Symoné started. But before she could stop the That’s So Raven star, Symoné marched head first into truly controversial, and potentially career threatening territory. During a recent interview for Winfrey’s Where Are They Now? program, she declared that she was simply tired of being “labeled.” Said Symoné, “I don’t want …

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Racist Woman Poised for Viral Infamy After Insane, Almost Unbelievable Rant

I’d like to start this off by saying that this woman be crazy. This woman be so crazy she’s almost a little too crazy. This woman be so crazy that it makes me question the authenticity of this video, simply based on the fact that even crazy people are rarely this crazy. But if we take this video, uploaded Thursday, …

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eBay Sucks Slightly Less Than Others at Diversity

eBay just followed suit and released their gender and ethnic diversity figures, and it looks like the company have hurdled a pretty low bar. Or limboed a very high bar. Something easy. According to eBay, their company is made up of 58 percent male employees. This beats Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, who have all released their diversity figures …

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