USA TODAY reported diversity is spreading to all corners and communities of the United States.
The Huffington Post quoted Antonio Villaraigos declaring the 2012 Democratic National Convention the “most diverse, most inclusive convention ever held anywhere in the United States of America!”
The New York Times ran a headline that read, “With Diversity Still Lacking, Industry Focuses on Retention.”
In other words, Madison Avenue remains woefully out of step—and out of touch—with the rest of society. Are communities targeting inner-city youth with internship programs and special high schools? Did the 2012 DNC include any events like “Where Are All The Black People?” At some point, you’d think the typical Mad Man might feel shame for the pitiful state of affairs. Instead, they pour patronizing pails of discretionary dollars into ADCOLOR® and elect more Chief Diversity Officers—or execute other forms of Delegating Diversity to deflect attention from the real issues.
The industry boasting breakthrough thinkers appears to be completely without an original idea here.