On the face of it, the idea that Google is discriminating against white men is laugh-out-loud funny. In 2016, according to the company’s most recent diversity report, Google was 69% male and 56% white. Some 53% of the engineering positions were held by white men. Leadership was 75% male and 68% white. Meanwhile, two percent of Google employees were black, and four percent Latino.
Although Google has long insisted that it wants to be a more diverse company, these numbers would suggest that it hasn’t had much success.