New York Times and Washington Post Accidentally Say Apollo 11 Proves
What We Can Achieve If We Ignore Diversity
and Just Hire the Best People
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing men on the Moon, the New York Times and the Washington
Post both tried to be critical of the Apollo effort, pointing out the lack of diversity of the team that achieved this great goal.
Washington Post tweeted, "The culture that put men on the moon was intense, fun, family-unfriendly, and mostly white and male."
New York Times echoed the sentiment, tweeting, "The Apollo program was designed by men, for men."
However, these tweets don't make the point that diversity is valuable. They do the exact opposite.
They point out that if a team does not make diversity a goal, and instead just hires the best people, they can achieve historic
things...like putting a man on the Moon with 1960's technology.
The Times and the Post unwittingly provided the best possible example to disprove their own position.
- The Satirized Evening Post
July 20, 2019
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