Illinois governor mixes, gulps down chocolate milk to symbolize diversity

The Daily Dot | 2/21/2018 | Ana Valens
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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.

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“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.”

Gov. Rauner went on to do just that, offering to drink the chocolate milk live on stage.

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“You’ll drink it? You’ll be proud to,” Stoudemire quipped, after which Gov. Rauner took a sizable gulp, gave a thumbs up, and unsolicitedly shouted, “It’s really, really good… Diversity!”

While Gov. Rauner most certainly enjoyed his complimentary Black History Month milk, most of the internet saw through the gag as a cheap...
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