Burden of Being Black at Google

Walmart NokhShpirn
Aug 16 25 Comments

The interesting cite from https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmjvy3/heres-the-memo-about-the-burden-of-being-black-at-google

"But when it came to the violent policing of black bodies, they were silent."

Personally, I thing that is a good idea to avoid discussing the following topics in American companies especially in Silicone Valley:
- racism
- politics
- sex

Did I miss something?

Edited:
The memo TL;DR: "I had a hard time at NYC Google office being a black guy."

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  • GoDaddy lt84bw
    Google is going to get crushed by its own employees' SJWing
    Aug 16 0
  • Affirm $da8
    Yeah, I think it’s silly to “bring one’s whole self” to work. You go, you think about tech, you get money; and you live your real life elsewhere.
    Aug 16 4
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      Oomnj

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      It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
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      Bringing whole self to
      Work is such a stupid concept
      Aug 16
    • Affirm $da8
      I guess the issue though is that some can easily do that if their whole self fits into the standard myopic/ racially-segregated techie culture.
      Aug 16
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      Oomnj

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      It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
      Oomnjmore
      No one can do that. Lol, people’s real selves are weird, that’s why we used to have office rules and regulations. Now it’s a land of wolves; people walking barefoot at the office 🤦‍♂️
      Aug 16
    • Zoox / Eng VyGO67
      You spend most of your waking hours at work, that sounds like your "real life" to me
      Aug 16
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    Oomnj

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    It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
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    Tldr?
    Aug 16 2
    • Walmart NokhShpirn
      OP
      TL;DR: "I had a hard time at NYC Google office being a black guy."
      Aug 16
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      Oomnj

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      It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
      Oomnjmore
      Lol 😂
      Aug 16
  • Kaspersky Lab / HR
    mayfair

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    mayfairmore
    But yes, per my observation, people in tech are as racist as people in general. You might think that STEM education could make them less biased against African-American, but no, same numbers as in other sectors.
    Aug 16 8
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      Oomnj

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      It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
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      Then they are just idiots taken in by marketing. Google is a job like any other
      Aug 16
    • Kaspersky Lab / HR
      mayfair

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      mayfairmore
      Talking out of half ass statistics: African Americans make 11.9% of all workers in America, but only 8% of high-tech workers.
      Aug 16
    • Twitter
      Oomnj

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      It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
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      Yeah it’s all the over representation of Asians. We need to remove 50% of Indian and Chinese engineers and give those spots to African America!
      Aug 16
    • Kaspersky Lab / HR
      mayfair

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      mayfairmore
      I investigated about maybe 30+ cases about racial bias in my hr career. Most of them were about using n-word behind AA backs and insensitivity.
      Aug 16
    • Kaspersky Lab / HR
      mayfair

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      mayfairmore
      African-Americans are in disadvantage to Asians, as they don’t have access to an inexpensive stem education.
      Aug 16
  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    Is Vice still relevant?
    Aug 16 1
    • Walmart NokhShpirn
      OP
      It's not about Vice. It's about ex-Googler memo.
      Aug 16
  • Kaspersky Lab / HR
    mayfair

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    mayfairmore
    Is it like a condition of off-boarding in Google now? Leaving Google write the memo?
    Aug 16 1
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      Oomnj

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      It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
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      Yeah he didn’t even share number of code commits or the PR reviews to merge ratio
      Aug 16
  • ThoughtSpot Googleplex
    You don’t hear Jeremy Lin complaining
    Aug 16 0
  • Goldman Sachs FRT87
    🍿
    Aug 16 0
  • Google SdrPikachu
    Add "religion" to your list.
    Aug 16 0