We know you’ll be totally surprised to read this story, so just prepare yourself. Silicon Valley is full of a bunch of leftist, social justice, political correctness police masquerading as capitalist tech barons.
And so it’s entirely characteristic for Youtube — owned by Google — to instruct its hiring agents to refuse the hire of white and Asian men.
Instead, they were required to hire black, Hispanic, and female employees.
So alleges a lawsuit by a former recruiter whose claims have been corroborated by other employees.
Incidentally, that former recruiter was fired for complaining about Youtube’s explicit racism.
My how things have changed since MLK had a dream.
Here’s more from Hotair…
According to claims made in a lawsuit filed by a former recruiter for Google’s YouTube video site, the company instructed staff to stop hiring white and Asian men last year in an attempt to improve corporate diversity. The Wall Street Journal reports that the freeze on hiring whites and Asians was confirmed by others familiar with the company’s hiring practices:
The lawsuit, filed by Arne Wilberg, a white male who worked at Google for nine years, including four years as a recruiter at YouTube, alleges the division of Alphabet Inc.’s Google set quotas for hiring minorities. Last spring, YouTube recruiters were allegedly instructed to cancel interviews with applicants who weren’t female, black or Hispanic, and to “purge entirely” the applications of people who didn’t fit those categories, the lawsuit claims.
A Google spokeswoman said the company will vigorously defend itself in the lawsuit. “We have a clear policy to hire candidates based on their merit, not their identity,” she said in a statement. “At the same time, we unapologetically try to find a diverse pool of qualified candidates for open roles, as this helps us hire the best people, improve our culture, and build better products.”
People familiar with YouTube’s and Google’s hiring practices in interviews corroborated some of the lawsuit’s allegations, including the hiring freeze of white and Asian technical employees, and YouTube’s use of quotas…