IL governor drinks chocolate milk to demonstrate commitment to corporate diversity

IL governor drinks chocolate milk to demonstrate commitment to corporate diversity

IL governor drinks chocolate milk to demonstrate commitment to corporate diversity

"Diversity!" Rauner, who's up for re-election in November, announced.

Chicago Tribune reports that Stoudemire enlisted IL governor Bruce Rauner for a demonstration that uses chocolate syrup and milk at a recent Black History Month event focusing on encouraging diversity in the workplace.

Tyronne Stoudemire, diversity and inclusion executive for Hyatt Hotels, had Rauner demonstrate an analogy he'd told Chicago Inc. he'd been using for 16 years to explain workplace diversity.

He added chocolate syrup to the glass to represent diversity.

He then suggested the governor take a sip of chocolate milk.

He let the syrup sink to the bottom of the glass which he said showed minorities' place "At the bottom of the organization".

"When you look at most organizations, diversity sits at the bottom of the organization", Stoudemire continued.

"You don't get inclusion until you actually stir it up".

"I'll drink it. I'll be proud to", Rauner said before taking a sip and raising a big thumbs up.

So Rauner stirred and drank, proclaiming the drink "really, really good".

"It's really, really good - diversity", he said. He said Rauner "didn't know what he was getting into".

"This was the event moderator's example of diversity that an audience of all ages could see and understand", she said, according to the Chicago Tribune.

As for Stoudemire, he's giving Rauner credit for sticking with him through the exchange.

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