Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner doesn’t simply embrace diversity, he chugs that shit down! Let’s take a further look at how Rauner decided to visually display his love of diversity. Per the Chicago Tribune:
In an awkward onstage appearance this week, Gov. Bruce Rauner drank a glass of chocolate milk to demonstrate his belief in diversity.
“It’s really, really good,” Rauner said after taking a sip of the sugary drink. “Diversity!”
Bruce Rauner, is that your “Got Diversity?” chocolate milk mustache? Well, he MUST be a friend of non-White cultures, and thus deserving of their vote! Yup, this guy is the governor of the 6th most populous state.
The clunky corporate metaphor was the brainchild of Hyatt Hotels diversity and inclusion executive Tyronne Stoudemire, who appeared alongside Rauner on Wednesday at the downtown Chicago Thompson Center to discuss workplace diversity at a Black History Month event.
Enlisting Rauner as his lanky magician’s assistant, Stoudemire, who is black, poured a glass of milk to represent the white men who lead most organizations (including, um, the state of Illinois).
“This chocolate syrup represents diversity,” Stoudemire said, before squirting a healthy dash of brown syrup that immediately sank to the bottom of the glass.
“When you look at most organizations, diversity sits at the bottom of the organization,” Stoudemire continued. “You don’t get inclusion until you actually stir it up.”
Rauner then stirred the syrup into the milk, turning it brown, and he took a sip and pronounced it good.
“Diversity is the mix, and inclusion is making the mix work,” Stoudemire said, concluding his analogy.
OK, Gov. Bruce, let’s see you chug a nice cold glass of diversity on the streets of Chatham, Chicago. I’m sure that the residents will thoroughly appreciate your gesture of interracial goodwill.
Let’s be clear, there is nothing wrong with different races working together. What’s ridiculous is Governor Rauner’s clownish “Got Diversity?”pandering to non- White races. Perhaps this was just a very awkward attempt to become part of a conversation that he has been shunned from before.