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Employees allege Google drastically rolled back diversity and inclusion programs

Employees allege Google drastically rolled back diversity and inclusion programs

One well-liked diversity training program at Google called Sojourn was cut entirely, according to seven former and current employees. Google has significantly rolled back its diversity and inclusion initiatives in an apparent effort to avoid being perceived as anti-conservative, according to eight current and former employees.

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Stephen
Stephen 4 months

Hire the best person for the job. If that happens to be a "diverse" person, great. If not, great. This isn't that hard. Just treat everyone the same.

Wholly
Wholly 4 months

From the article: Google acknowledged it had ended Sojourn, but said it was not in reaction to conservative criticism. Sojourn ran for three years, Google said, and it was too difficult to scale globally, since it was focused on issues of racism in the United States and didn’t apply to the rest of the world where Google has offices. Google and the majority of its workforce are based in the U.S. Because there is no racism in other countries? Or because it isn't "implicit" in other countries?

Darrell Vermilion
Darrell Vermilion 4 months

Good thing they fired James Damore--a guy who was branded a misogynistic racist for actively attempting to improve their diversity hiring processes to reduce the rate of attrition among people who were hired strictly for their race/sex. 🙃

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 4 months

Opinion: "Diversity" led to a lot of censorship of things that hurt someone's feelings. Or a viewpoint they didn't agree with. Now FB needs to dial back their diversity hiring and bring in the best.

Pryotra
Pryotra 4 months

Seems like this might be a part of the out of court settlement with their former employees.

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 4 months

The irony is that these diversity programs are essentially saying that minorities NEED a handout and can't get to the positions they want on their own merits, and then actively choose hires based on the color of their skin.

Andrew Kenney
Andrew Kenney 4 months

Sounds like Google did something stupid like start hiring people based on qualifications, character and work ethics 🤦‍♂️.

Dale
Dale 4 months

I can't give this story much support and note that it could all be made up by NBC. Only seven sources from a company as massive as Google. And then, why no names, particularly from the former employees. Damore lended credibility to Breitbart by willingly coming forward. This sounds at least like a hit job from progressive journalists wanting to shame Google for not staying out in front with it's leftist bias. At most, a few disaffected employees wanted to score points against the conservative side, if there really is one, in Google.

Bulwark AC
Bulwark AC 4 months

Real headluies. Employees that only look at race and gender are no longer allowed to verbally abuse and put down people with different viewpoints, like conservatives.

Rocky
Rocky 4 months

They also cut them back when their own internal audits showed they had gone so far in the other direction they were actually guilty of overcompensating females in comparison to their male counterparts and so on. It was almost like their latent bias and racism caused them to overcompensate for falsely perceived race and gender pay gaps.

Seekster
Seekster 4 months

Can't believe I am saying this but well done Google. Diversity of thought is the most valuable form of diversity.

Tachyon
Tachyon 4 months

My God! How much more evil can they get!? Why next they'll be ignoring people's race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and political views and hiring and promoting them based on such horrific metrics as skills, education, experience, and.... past performance!! Can't..... breathe.....triggered!!!

Mat McKenzie
Mat McKenzie 4 months

Yeah cause it's not a fair assessment. I understand that there are a lot a different professions in Google but while completing my bach in IT there were about 300 at my university year level and of those 300 there were 20 female students. A 50/50 equality is not reasonable and having that opinion at Google could get you fired.

FirstCensorshipThenJail
FirstCensorshipThenJail 4 months

More proof that communism does not work and like a cancer will start eating organizations up from the inside out.

Jason
Jason 4 months

They cut them because they’re pointless and were only meant as a diversion away from the company’s more sadistic practices.

Rose
Rose 4 months

Yeah, long gone is their old mantra: do no evil

Test Steam
Test Steam 4 months

So well liked they...woke Google...cut it.

Pigdog5150
Pigdog5150 4 months

Good

Donyboom
Donyboom 4 months

Thank god! Now get rid of Susan.

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