Cynet Systems, an IT and engineering staffing company, had a viral mess on its hands over the weekend after it posted a job that asked for candidates, “Preferably Caucasian.”

Helana McCabe asked a very simple question on Twitter:

Uh, hey @cynetjobs – what’s with this?

Your job listing for a mid-senior level business development position’s top qualification is “Preferably Caucasian”

How could you POSSIBLY think that’s okay?

Uh, hey, it’s very, VERY not OK. Her tweet, at the time of publication, received 11,249 likes, 6,752 retweets, and 622 comments.

It took Cynet 44 hours(!) to respond, with this tweet:

Cynet apologizes for the anger & frustration caused by the offensive job post. It does not reflect our core values of

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