The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship is for all South Africans, but yesterday’s choice of a photo to go with my tweet clearly lacked diversity. Apologies. I hope you will take a look at my blog which does far better justice to the amazing work of the Centre and its team.— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) November 12, 2019
Love the businesses the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa is supporting, from I Love Coffee, which employs people who are hearing-impaired, to beach clean-up upcycling non-profit Clean C https://t.co/36za0EqhOr @BransonCentreSA @VirginActiveSA @Ilovecoffeeshop pic.twitter.com/Vr5B5hL2ra— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) November 11, 2019
Richard Branson forgot that whiteness is inherently a bad thing and that too much of it in one place, particularly in South Africa, is incompatible with the narrative that diversity is our strength and that whiteness has to be abolished.
“New York (CNN Business)Richard Branson apologized Tuesday morning after tweeting out a photo full of white people to announce the grand opening of his new Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa. …
The 69-year-old Virgin Group founder and CEO shared the photo of his all-white South African entrepreneurship team counterparts early Monday morning before deleting it after Twitter users took him to task for it. …”
Branson had tweeted other photos and a video that included black people in South Africa. The single photo of White people was objectionable and caused an uproar on Woke Twitter. I’ve spotted the single token black guy at Branson’s Centre of Entrepreneurship.