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http://www.businessinsider.com/sams-club-ceo-accused-of-racism-after-cnn-interview-2015-12

Basically, CEO makes a pretty obvious observation about the makeup of upper management/c-suite at other companies and how she decided to tackle the problem in a particular case. Cue Internet Outrage machine, which (surprise) has completely misunderstood, once again, what racism is.

We all have choices about where to spend our money during this holiday season and throughout the year. If Sam's Club is a place where you might consider spending your money (it doesn't make sense for a lot of people, for a wide variety of reasons), and you like women in upper levels of management (and a bit less homogenity in other ways as well), consider spending your money there. This is not the easiest topic to tackle in public, and I think she did a good job. But she's gonna need some backup.

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ethelmay
Dec. 15th, 2015 12:20 am (UTC)
I won't shop there because they're part of Walmart, but good for her on this issue, anyway.
walkitout
Dec. 15th, 2015 12:47 am (UTC)
That's actually one of the reasons I wanted to draw more attention to this incident
I feel like some important fraction of people who would really value her forthrightness and perspective are put off by the Wal-Mart connection. I'm not arguing NOT to be put off by it, but I do believe that this woman and her position and where she is going with it should be taken into consideration when trading off pros and cons of where we shop.
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