Note: Updated July 14, 2016, to include a statement from Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Facebook released its third-annual diversity report Thursday, showing, once again, the company has made little progress in employing African Americans and Hispanics and only meager headway in finding more roles for women.
After two years of trying, Facebook's representation of blacks and Hispanics remains at 2 percent and 4 percent, respectively--the exact same representation Facebook held in 2014, when the tech industry began its diversity push. Women, meanwhile, now make up 33 percent of the social network's work force, up from 32 percent a year ago and 31 percent in 2014.
"Facebook is changing the world but it's clearly not changing the mostly white leadership and workforce," said Rev. Jesse Jackson, a civil rights leaders and one of the biggest proponents of the tech diversity movement. "To do the same things over and over again that are not working is a farce."
The few bits of significant measurable progress in Facebook's 2016 diversity report lay in the company's new senior leaders. Of the company's senior leadership hires over the past 12 months, 9 percent were black, 5 percent Hispanic, and 29 percent were women. Those figures are higher than Facebook's existing senior leadership makeup, which stands at 3 percent black, 3 percent Hispanic and 27 percent women.
"We are encouraged by stronger diversity in our hiring trend," said Maxine Williams, Facebook's global director of diversity, in a blog post.
In its report, Facebook also broke out LGBT representation numbers for the first time. Seven percent of the company's U.S. work force said they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, or asexual.
Disappointingly, Facebook did not announce diversity goals for the upcoming years. That is a strategy that has become increasingly common practice for big tech companies, including Intel, Pinterest, Yelp, Twitter, and others.
For tech diversity critics, patience is running out. It's been more than two years since Facebook and others in tech committed to hiring more women and underrepresented people of color, and so far, there is very little to show for it.