Mark Zuckerberg

Diversity in racism

We have a board member who is an adviser to the Trump administration, Peter Thiel. And I personally believe that if you want to have a company that is committed to diversity, you need to be committed to all kinds of diversity, including ideological diversity.

I think the folks who are saying we shouldn’t have someone on our board because they’re a Republican, I think that’s crazy. I think you need to have all kinds of diversity if you want to make progress together as a society.

– Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, March, 2017, at a historically black college, arguing that consorting with openly racist billionaire Peter Thiel makes Facebook “diverse”