Status Update: Facebook Not So Diverse

This Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a sign at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 said it plans to offer 70 million shares of its Class A stock in a sale that includes more than 41 million shares from chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who also will buy Class B shares that carry more voting weight. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Julie Snider, USA TODAY

 

SAN FRANCISCO (USA Today)– Facebook, the world’s most popular social network, released statistics on the makeup of its workforce that do not reflect the demographics of its users around the globe.

The lopsided numbers are just the latest from a major Silicon Valley company to paint a stark picture of an industry sector dominated by white men and are sure to escalate an already heated debate over the lack of diversity in the tech industry.

Nearly 70% of Facebook employees are men and 57% are white. Asians make up 34% of employees.

But Hispanics represent just 4% and African Americans are just 2% of Facebook’s workforce.

When it comes to technical employees, the numbers are even more grim.

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