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It's time for Silicon Valley firms to disclose the race, ethnicity, gender and age of its workforce
San Jose Mercury ^ | 06/01/2014 | Michelle Quinn

Posted on 06/01/2014 8:16:48 PM PDT by artichokegrower

What about the rest of you?

Silicon Valley companies, big and small, should follow Google's lead and disclose demographic information about their workforces.

Here's why: Disclosure of the race, ethnicity and gender of a company's workers is an act of goodwill to the community, a clear sign that the tech industry is ready to have a frank discussion about the issue, instead of deflecting the conversation to talking about their cool science and math K-12 initiatives.

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How about if they are white but gay? Does that offset not hiring a minority person?
1 posted on 06/01/2014 8:16:48 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

yep, liberals are complete hypocrites and don’t practice what they preach


2 posted on 06/01/2014 8:19:05 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: artichokegrower

Competency is racist, who knew. Well we sure do now.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 8:20:02 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: artichokegrower
RE:”Here's why: Disclosure of the race, ethnicity and gender of a company's workers is an act of goodwill to the community, a clear sign that the tech industry is ready to have a frank discussion about the issue, instead of deflecting the conversation to talking about their cool science and math K-12 initiatives.”

No good comes from that.

4 posted on 06/01/2014 8:20:08 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: artichokegrower

You mean...right now, 8 pm on a Sunday?

What is it with this “it’s time” crap?

Who says?

It’s time for newspapers to reach for their highest possible aspiration: puppy paper training.


5 posted on 06/01/2014 8:20:33 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: artichokegrower

I think the NBA should do the same. It it way too homogenous right now. I demand quotas. We need more Asians in the NBA.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 8:23:12 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: artichokegrower

How about legal citizenship status?


7 posted on 06/01/2014 8:24:31 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: artichokegrower

The last I checked, journalism has the lowest diversity of any profession.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 8:24:37 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: artichokegrower
let the affirmative action hires / minority set asides commence...
9 posted on 06/01/2014 8:26:49 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: artichokegrower

You-uns gots to have a high school deploma first. Youse gotta be able to reed, wright and reezon.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 8:37:06 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
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To: artichokegrower
Disclosure of the race, ethnicity and gender of a company's workers is an act of goodwill to the community,

Bullshit

11 posted on 06/01/2014 8:37:15 PM PDT by umgud
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“I think the NBA should do the same. It it way too homogenous right now. I demand quotas. We need more Asians in the NBA.”

Oh, I can think of one (no longer playing).

WHAT ABOUT HISPANICS???? HUH???? WHAT’S UP WITH THAT??


12 posted on 06/01/2014 8:37:33 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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13 posted on 06/01/2014 8:39:03 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: umgud

“Disclosure of the race, ethnicity and gender of a company’s workers is an act of goodwill to the community,”

Wow, I suspect that will be a lot of BAD WILL if Silicon Valley does this. Of course, define “community”. Not THEIR “community”, of course.

It is well known that in Silicon Valley, if you aren’t in upper management by your late 30’s, you’re gone. Obviously, all those developers won’t wind up in “upper management”...but of course, should code monkeys be entitled to that somehow?

And...

San Fransisco is a perfect example of “economic gentrification”. Sure, anyone can live there, if they can afford it. Can’t afford it? Not their problem...


14 posted on 06/01/2014 8:42:29 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Chode
But in movies, the computer genius is a Black man...
15 posted on 06/01/2014 8:42:39 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: The Antiyuppie

Right, I DEMAND diversity.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 8:47:40 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: EEGator
that's why they call it ACTING...
17 posted on 06/01/2014 8:54:23 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Moonman62
I believe "journalists" should be identified in every article or editorial by their party affiliation, just like politicians. Brian Williams (D), NBC - Cindy "check the transcript" Crowley (D), CNN.
18 posted on 06/01/2014 8:59:35 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: artichokegrower

race obsession + fascism = big problems


19 posted on 06/01/2014 9:03:12 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: artichokegrower

bleeech...depends on whether it is software or hardware. Most of the hardware is done by whites and asians. places like google and ebay and Facebook like young white males...preferrably under 40


20 posted on 06/01/2014 9:04:18 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Chode
"Acting!"
21 posted on 06/01/2014 9:22:02 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: artichokegrower

White GUYS? Try lots of H1B1 Visa holding Asians who are either work 80 Hrs week for 40 Hrs pay or back to your shit hole with a rice bowl.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 9:28:36 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: EEGator
LOL... yup
23 posted on 06/01/2014 9:31:39 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Indeed. Looking in 20 CFR 655 and 20 CFR 656(and the law that enables them) has been enlightening in all the wrong ways.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 10:23:41 PM PDT by setha (It is past time for the United States to take back what the world took away.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
My environment is H1B1 free. US citizens with DISA clearances. Mostly old white guys. We get the 80 hrs work for 40 hrs pay because we can't find enough qualified, cleared staff that can do the work. We're thankful for secure employment. If we don't get some young blood into the programs soon, the technology will die with the staff.
25 posted on 06/01/2014 10:25:06 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Silicon Valley firms are a lot less homogenous than the NBA.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 10:39:37 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: EEGator

“But in movies, the computer genius is a Black man...”

Add the guy from Terminator II; he’s the first instance I can remember. Maybe Silicon Valley threw those characters in there to keep the NAACP off their trail...


27 posted on 06/02/2014 3:55:42 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Nifster

“Most of the hardware is done by whites and asians. places like google and ebay and Facebook like young white males...preferrably under 40”

Great; the gender police will be on this like white on rice. Expect shares to drop a bit as a force of minority and female token are hired to make these companies “look like America”. Every company, under threat of federal lawsuit, has to employ their share of the unemployable...


28 posted on 06/02/2014 3:58:07 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Damn, I forgot about him. I’m not sure if Morpheus from The Matrix counts or not.


29 posted on 06/02/2014 4:51:46 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: kearnyirish2

naaahhhh nobody in the Bay Area cares. This who write software are a different breed altogether and pretty much everyone else ignores them. The over 40s have been complaining and suing for years. Doesn’t help much. When you are 20 and the CEO you think others aren’t as smart as you.


30 posted on 06/02/2014 9:01:08 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: EEGator

“Damn, I forgot about him. I’m not sure if Morpheus from The Matrix counts or not.”

Too funny. It is creepy how the world of television strays further and further from the reality we see around us every day...


31 posted on 06/02/2014 2:24:19 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Nifster

“The over 40s have been complaining and suing for years. Doesn’t help much. When you are 20 and the CEO you think others aren’t as smart as you.”

Many of them are white; they have no voice anyway. Those companies will be forced to take on their allotment of tokens or else...(unless of course they’ve already paid off the Rainbow Coalition and such).


32 posted on 06/02/2014 2:33:03 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

nah... they hire the obligatory Indian and a few Chinese grad students and then they are good


33 posted on 06/02/2014 8:43:54 PM PDT by Nifster
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“nah... they hire the obligatory Indian and a few Chinese grad students and then they are good”

In the court of racial politics, that simply won’t suffice; those groups are considered “white”, and are reviled by the left because they demonstrate the failures of our own education system...


34 posted on 06/03/2014 3:55:14 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

In California that is more than good enough....I know you think you understand Silicon Valley but you really don’t


35 posted on 06/03/2014 6:38:08 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Easy there, Richard; I know little about Silicon Valley but plenty about CA and the country today.


36 posted on 06/03/2014 2:29:02 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

no you don’t....


37 posted on 06/03/2014 8:57:56 PM PDT by Nifster
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