It may be 2017 but racism is still alive and well in America, according to certain liberal hoopleheads (see Feminist Professors to College Students: Stop Citing White Males Because Racism and Woman Who Claimed Airbnb Host Canceled Reservation Because Racism? She’s a Social Justice Activist…). Behold, a bigoted soap dispenser. It was caught on video eagerly giving a white hand its suds, but when a black hand asked for soap it? NEIN! No soap for you! Someone get Al Sharpton on the phone.
Someone get Al Sharpton on the phone.
If you have ever had a problem grasping the importance of diversity in tech and its impact on society, watch this video pic.twitter.com/ZJ1Je1C4NW
— Chukwuemeka Afigbo (@nke_ise) August 16, 2017
A video of a black man unsuccessfully trying to get soap from an automatic dispenser has gone viral amid claims that the tech devices struggle with racial diversity.
The video opens with a white man getting soap from the dispenser. A dark skinned man then tries, with no luck. The men can be heard saying “too black” as they continue to struggle with device.
Afigbo, who is the head of Platform Partnerships at Facebook for the Middle East & Africa, said the incident shows how important diversity is in tech. Some social media users pointed out that the issue was … the lack of racially diverse tech industry staff to rectify or prevent such problems.
Maybe if the company that designed this employed a single dark skinned person they'd have found this problem earlier.
— kaitlmoo (@kaitlinsm) August 16, 2017
*face palm* not about the scanner; its about not having a coding staff diverse & thoughtful enough to have one that recognizes DARKER color
— Don Wil de Corona 👑 (@blackquinoa) August 16, 2017
Sorry to disappoint, leftists, but there’s no special committee of white supremacists conspiring to stop black people from being able to wash their hands.
Maybe it’s just a fluke with this soap machine specifically. But apparently, this is a big problem among the tech industry. A problem which we’ve never heard of until now. But still, it’s problematic according to leagues of online SJW activists. Fret not, they have a solution. From now on, every single company need only to employ at least one person of each skin tone. Simple enough.
Look, I’m all for diverse workplaces. Talent doesn’t discriminate and neither should we. It’s not in a company’s best interest to be racist, sexist, or any “ist” the left can conjure up this week. But diversity for diversity’s sake simply isn’t realistic or moral. Don’t take my word for it, just ask all the Asian kids who get rejected from Ivy League schools with straight A’s. But hey, at least their hands are clean?
Yes, had this company hired a tester with darker complexion, this issue may have been caught beforehand. But they didn’t. Nor did they, to our knowledge, specifically disinvite “people of color” from their soap dispenser test studies.
No crimes were committed. Nobody died. It’s not a big deal. Liberal cry-goblins act like this means the tech industry is waging a hygiene war on anyone with a tan. We must put a stop to this vicious soap supremacy at once!