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Google has a diversity problem and a lawsuit problem (opinion)


Google has long insisted that it wants to be a more diverse company. — Bloomberg

Google has long insisted that it wants to be a more diverse company. — Bloomberg

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.

   

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