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More Samizdat From the Google Gulag: Company Imposed Illegal Hiring Quotas

Posted on | March 2, 2018 | Comments Off on More Samizdat From the Google Gulag: Company Imposed Illegal Hiring Quotas


A lawsuit filed in California (Wilberg v. Google) describes how the company “consistently implemented” a policy of systematic “discrimination in favor of job applicants who are Hispanic, African American, or female, and against Caucasian and Asian men”:

These policies were reflected in multiple bulletins, memorandum, charts, and other documents prepared by Google’s highest-level managers, and approved by Google’s [executive] officers and directors. The stated purpose of these policies was to achieve “Diversity” in the Google workforce, and to manage public relations problems arising from the underrepresentation of women and certain minority groups in the Google workforce, particularly in engineering positions.

(Hat-tip: James Damore on Twitter.) As the San Jose Mercury News reports, Google illegally mandated quotas as part of its hiring policies:

In April 2017, Google’s “technology staffing management team” was told to cancel job interviews for software engineers with five or fewer years of experience who were not female, black or Latino, and to “purge entirely any applications by non-diverse employees from the hiring pipeline,” according to the suit. . . .
[Wilberg] claims he “repeatedly opposed these illegal and discriminatory hiring practices by complaining to his managers and HR,” telling them “it was illegal to have such hiring quotas favoring certain groups based on race and gender.”
In response to Wilberg’s complaints and warnings Google would occasionally circulate e-mails instructing its employees (to) purge any and all references to the race/gender quotas from its e-mail database … to wipe out any paper trail of Google’s illegal practices,” according to his lawsuit.

The pursuit of “diversity” always leads to discriminatory quotas, although it is usually difficult to prove this in a court of law. Yet discrimination against white and Asian males was a matter of policy at Google. James Damore was fired for writing a memo critical of the company’s “diversity” policies. Damore was the subject of defamatory accusations of racism and sexism, falsehoods that can now be understood as part of Google’s effort to suppress the truth about its policies.






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