Posted on February 22, 2018

Illinois Governor Mixes, Gulps Down Chocolate Milk to Celebrate Diversity

Ana Valens, Daily Dot, Febreuary 22, 2018

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) cares about diversity. In fact, he cares about it so much that he drank your mom’s favorite chocolate milk concoction at a corporate event honoring Black History Month.

The supposed-metaphor happened after Hyatt Hotels’ vice president and global chief diversity officer Tyronne Stoudemire presented a bottle of Hershey’s chocolate syrup and said that it represents “diversity” through “women, people of color, people with disabilities, the aging population, and generation X, Y, and Z.” Standing on stage right next to him, Gov. Rauner held a glass of milk as Stoudemire poured chocolate syrup right into it.

“It’s not that organizations are not diverse, but when you look at most organizations, diversity sits, what? At the bottom of the organization,” Stoudemire said, CBS reports. “You don’t get inclusion until you stir it up. I want you to stir it up, governor. Stir it up.”


In short, bellowing “Diversity!” after chugging delicious chocolate milk isn’t the answer.