Skip to comments.Google Finally Discloses Its Data On Diversity, And The Numbers Aren't Great
Posted on 05/28/2014 4:29:21 PM PDT by blam
Google Finally Discloses Its Data On Diversity, And The Numbers Aren't Great
May 28, 2014, 7:05 PM
Google today released a report that details the ethnic and gender makeup of its employees.
Until now, Google as well as other companies in the Silicon Valley had been reluctant to show diversity numbers. And after seeing the report, it's easy to see why.
The company also shared even more numbers with PBS NewsHour: Women account for only 21% of the top positions in the company, which has just under 50,000 employees.
Google announced that it was going to release the numbers at its annual shareholders meeting a few weeks ago. "Many companies in (Silicon Valley) have been reluctant to divulge that data, including Google, and, quite frankly, we are wrong about that," David Drummond, who oversees Google's public policies, said at the time.
In a blog post that accompanies the numbers, Laszlo Block, Googles senior vice president for people operations, writes:
There are lots of reasons why technology companies like Google struggle to recruit and retain women and minorities. For example, women earn roughly 18 percent of all computer science degrees in the United States. Blacks and Hispanics make up under 10 percent of U.S. college grads and collect fewer than 5 percent of degrees in CS majors, respectively. So weve invested a lot of time and energy in education.
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How many hard working, descent people will be slighted to get the diversity numbers correct?
They have the people on-board who made it a successful company and now they'll be forced to take on 'dead weight.'
All that matters now are gays. Do they have enough???
Google just don’t care about black people.....
61% white, what is the racial make-up of the country?
This isn’t the problem stupid lefties, the problem is that Google is evil and leftist
Perhaps we should start googling, repeatedly, “Why does Google hate black people?”, and get it to autofill on peoples home computers?
Whites are 72% of US pop but that includes all ages.
If you just included the age bracket of Google employees (roughly 21-50), it would be much lower I think.
Sorry, PC legions.
Google, like every other successful corporate entity wordwide, hires on the basis of education and ability, whatever you may think or their pubicists may say.
They should buy the LA Clippers.
“They have the people on-board who made it a successful company —————————”
That’s all that should matter-—this “counting out” of sex and race annoys the hell out of me.
What a ridiculous world we live in.
Paging Jesse Jackson!
If he isn’t picketing, they must have paid the hush money
WHO could have EVER guessed that?
BTW, Asians are a small % of the population.
Google must be therefore racist.
Or they hire the most qualified people. I dunno.
But since it's 2014, and Jesse Jackson is complaining,I'm going with racist.
“Google Finally Discloses Its Data On Diversity, And The Numbers Aren’t Great”
What? That whites and Asians have the skills most in-demand in the tech world? How horrible.
Try, “Why is Google r” and it autocompletes to racist.
We started in the 1970s splitting non-Hispanic whites and Hispanic whites in government statistics. It was a way of providing whites with minority benefits. And there is no real good definition of Hispanic. Here in VA, the Virginia Department of Minority Business defines a minority individual as an individual who is a citizen of the United States or a non-citizen who is in full compliance with United States immigration law and who satisfies one or more of the following definitions:
1. African American means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Africa and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.
2. Asian American means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands, including but not limited to Japan, China, Vietnam, Samoa, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Northern Mariana, the Philippines, a U.S. territory of the Pacific, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.
3. Hispanic American means a person having origins in any of the Spanish-speaking peoples of Mexico, South or Central America, or the Caribbean Islands or other Spanish or Portuguese cultures and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.
Juan Rios (Johnny Rivers) is now designated a Hispanic.
So based on who's qualified - the numbers are essentially where they should be. Entire story is nonsense.