My first reaction to Microsoft’s apology for a racist comment was to call it a joke, and the apology was an incredibly shallow attempt to cover up a much more serious problem: that of the company’s continued promotion of whiteness.
This is not a joke.
It’s not just a trivial problem.
The apology itself, and Microsoft’s failure to address it in the immediate aftermath, has been widely criticized for its omission of key details.
This includes the fact that the apology includes no mention of a company named Aftermath, a white-dominated entertainment company that has been heavily involved in the recent controversy over the recent death of a black teenager, Darius Williams.
Aftermath has also been heavily implicated in the promotion of racism in recent years, including the hiring of a white CEO to lead the company.
But while the apology does not include a full description of how Aftermath was run, it does include a statement from a former Aftermath executive that explicitly rejects the idea that the company had anything to do with racism: “As far as our hiring practices go, I think it was pretty transparent,” he said.
“Our CEO was a white guy.
The CEO’s not a black guy.
We didn’t hire a white person to run this company.
The people that we hire are diverse.
They’re diverse in a lot of different ways.”
The company’s CEO, Mark J. Smith, was a cofounder and former executive director of Aftermath.
It is, after all, a company that had previously promoted its CEO as an “accomplishment” for his work on the site and in the media.
This sort of implicit discrimination against black people, especially Black men, is nothing new.
It was highlighted in a 2006 New York Times story on the history of the online dating site OKCupid, where the site’s CEO acknowledged that the site was a “white supremacist bastion.”
This same pattern of white supremacist activity can be found in the online gaming industry as well.
As a result of the ongoing controversy over The Escapist’s decision to hire a black man to be its chief editor, the site has been forced to hire an internal diversity officer to investigate the hiring and find out whether he was discriminated against, according to Vox.
“There are also companies like Aftermath and Microsoft that have continued to promote their whiteness, and are now openly embracing white supremacy,” said Kavita Krishnan, a writer and writer at BlackGirlReview.com, an online magazine for black girls.
“It’s a problem because it’s white supremacy that has permeated the industry.
If this is a joke then that’s the problem.
If it’s not, then we’re not a problem.”
The issue is not only one of the companies hiring a white man as its chief executive, but also of the fact it has continued to hire people of color.
The company is one of several major online companies that have made clear they are not racist.
Microsoft, for example, announced in 2014 that it would end the promotion and sponsorship of gaming websites and games that feature a black character.
Microsoft is one such company that recently added a new white CEO, who, in fact, was black.
In response to a question from the Los Angeles Times, Smith said that he “does not believe that I am a racist.”
“I’m a white male.
I’m very proud of my past,” he added.
“I have a lot to be proud of.”
Aftermath Entertainment is a subsidiary of Aftermory, a publicly traded company that operates in the United States and Europe.
Its board of directors includes a former Microsoft executive, who also happens to be black.
Aftermoried’s CEO is also a co-founder of Microsoft and a former director of the tech giant’s online gaming division.
The Aftermath CEO, as well as Microsoft, have denied that their companies have any ties to the Aftermath website.
Afterms apology did not mention a specific company named after the white person who was fired from the company for making racist remarks, but Smith said in a statement that he did not mean to imply that Aftermoms apology was not sincere.
“While we are grateful for the opportunity to meet with Ms. Williams’ family, we also want to take the time to apologize for any harm we may have caused,” he wrote.
“We are deeply sorry for any distress caused by this incident and are committed to making changes to our culture and policies to ensure our actions are consistent with our values.”
He went on to say that the Aftermums apology would not change “the tone or the tone of our work with Aftermath.”
He also added that he believed Microsoft “is committed to improving our hiring and diversity efforts.”
He did not elaborate on what changes they might have made to their hiring policies.
The next time a major company tries to claim they are doing more than just hiring people of colour, it is important to remember that they have done little to