How come diversity hires dont include asian people? Makes it kind of unfair.

New / Finance msWc85
Jul 30 25 Comments

My roommate is an Asian girl and she works in HR at a large tech company. She informed me that diversity hiring only includes black and hispanics with a heavy focus on hispanics.

Why wouldnt you just include everyone? Why exclude asians and indians? Why focus on hispanics, what about black people? Makes absolutely no sense.

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  • Amazon kali maa
    Hispanics and Blacks have historically been bullied in this country since it’s inception. From slavery to the stealing of California and Texas from Mexico, Hispanics and Blacks have been given a beating by this nation. These are reparations.
    Jul 30 8
    • Amazon kali maa
      Also, how many Asians get shot by the police?
      Jul 30
    • How many Asians try shooting? Don’t even start it. We acknowledge your sufferings. Acknowledge us as well.
      Jul 30
    • New / Eng
      WscU36

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      Are you stupid or brainwashed? How many poor Chinese suffered, died in building Pacific railroads? Have you heard Chinese Exclusion Act, and Japnese Camp in WWII? It is all political pandering. You smacks aren't really that bright, FAANG pal
      Jul 30
    • Amazon kali maa
      Are you really comparing what the Chinese went through to slavery?

      And the oppression of Blacks and Hispanics is still more prevalent today than it is for Asians. Are they building a wall to keep Asians out?
      Jul 31
    • New / Finance msWc85
      OP
      So what about the middle eastern folks, they faced more discrimination recently than anyone. Why aren’t they targeted for recruitment?
      Jul 31
  • New / Finance msWc85
    OP
    It doesn’t affect me either way, I was curious. Why champion one minority group, neglect the rest, not include another group known? It doesn’t make much sense.

    A poor Hispanic in America will probably face less issues and have more support than a poor Indian for instance. But now the Indian is out of luck.

    They should do it by income levels, not by race. Makes absolutely no sense to me.
    Jul 30 1
    • New / Eng
      WscU36

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      It is politics stupid. It is about votes!
      Jul 30
  • TransferWise vpGV11
    There’s an old saying that goes like this “when everything is a priority, nothing is a priority”.
    Jul 30 0
  • Amazon UniCRONJob
    When will they have such quotas for Asians and Indians in the NBA and NFL? Oh wait they won't? So why should the tech industry?
    Jul 30 1
    • Ya I would like to play for NBA as the 2.8% minority in this country 🤣
      Jul 30
  • Symantec / Data MLDS123
    Because Indians and Asians are not underrepresented in tech.
    I am not sure about the heavy focus on hispanics over blacks.
    Jul 30 1
    • New / Eng
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      You have serious deficiency in your wisdom. Whether it is AA or diversity, everything is politics. Do you know how big voting block is for blacks in the country and democrats politics. Hispanics is about largest minority in California. It is why CA is becoming people's Republic.
      Jul 30
  • Illumio IdpN42
    Was at a company that excluded Asian and Indian but included women with black, hispanic and Pacific Islanders. Seemed more excluding than inclusion.
    Jul 30 0
  • Dropbox AmyBourbon
    Diversity hiring focused on URMs - underrepresented minorities. Assuming you’re in the Bay area these groups, while a minority, typically are not underrepresented in tech.
    Jul 30 2
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      In California I don’t see Hispanics will remain a minority for long. In a couple of decades they are projected to become more than 50%.
      Jul 30
    • Amazon 🤠== 8
      If hispanics are not underrepresented in tech, what % of your tech company are hispanic and what % are they of the general population?

      Data could help understand your position more easily.

      This says 6% of Dropbox employees and 5% in Tech.

      https://blog.dropbox.com/topics/company/2017-diversity-update
      Jul 30
  • TransferWise vpGV11
    I’d like quotas for men with 9 inch penis. I feel left out. Not many like me.
    Jul 30 0
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    • New / Finance msWc85
      OP
      Well I agree. They should be included too.

      The point being we should be assessing everyone equally.

      I didn’t know why they would do something such as focus only on Hispanic hiring. There’s places now looking to hire refugees as special hires. Makes it seem like it’s just a huge PR stunt.
      Jul 30
  • Equinix HWni61
    In the Bay Area, that's like asking why "diversity" doesn't include Caucasians.
    Sep 2 0
  • AdRoll TYcQ53
    Asians and Indians aren’t under represented minorities in tech companies. However, many companies have started including asians for diversity goals for management level positions, because there is a disparity between the proportion of IC workers vs. management
    Sep 2 0
  • Equinix HWni61
    I literally just posted a question about why everyone at my company hires so many Asians and no Latinos, Blacks, Middle Eastern, and Caucasians.
    Jul 31 0

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