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Missing Submarine CEO Didn’t Want To Hire 50-Year-Old White Guys

Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate (the company behind the missing submarine), says that he did not want to hire 50-year-old white guys. Rush says that hiring such people for their experience would be unnecessary and uninspirational. The beleaguered (and currently missing) CEO said that anyone could pilot the submersible vessel with the now-famous game controller. He also stated that 50-year-old white guys are not inspirational to the youth that he wants to become encouraged to get into the field of oceanography. This line of thinking may come back to haunt OceanGate as a company, as Rush and four other people have been missing for days in what appears to be a failed attempt and exploring the wreckage of the Titanic.

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Why Stockton Rush didn’t hire ’50-year-old white guys’ for Titanic sub tours

Stockton Rush said he didn’t hire ’50-year-old white guys’ because they were NOT ‘inspirational’ | Daily Mail Online

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