Gov. Bruce Rauner Drinks Chocolate Milk During a Black History Month Event to Show How Much He Loves Diversity; Tries to Explain The Analogy

I get what he was trying to do, but sometimes it is just better to just say it than trying to be clever.

Fewer magic tricks and more work would be preferred.

In an awkward onstage appearance this week, Gov. Bruce Rauner drank a glass of chocolate milk to demonstrate his belief in diversity.

“It’s really, really good,” Rauner said after taking a sip of the sugary drink. “Diversity!”

The clunky corporate metaphor was the brainchild of Hyatt Hotels diversity and inclusion executive Tyronne Stoudemire, who appeared alongside Rauner on Wednesday at the downtown Chicago Thompson Center to discuss workplace diversity at a Black History Month event.

Rauner then stirred the syrup into the milk, turning it brown, and he took a sip and pronounced it good.

“Diversity is the mix, and inclusion is making the mix work,” Stoudemire said, concluding his analogy.

All we need you to do is help the people. Relax with the stunts.

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