Racism at GitHub normal?

Logitech oXrB48
May 15 75 Comments

Just had my onsite at GitHub for PM. I was flat out told I'd get a recommendation from one of the interviewers because the only other candidate remaining was "some white guy".

We're both POC so I guess she thought I was cool with it. I was actually shocked and disappointed. Is this kind of behavior normal or encouraged @ GitHub?

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  • Facebook @_@_/
    It’s pretty standard behavior in tech. Take advantage of to while you can I guess.
    May 1516
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Snapchat gqkO66
      Answer the question. Don’t hide from it. Do you discriminate against white men?
      May 15
    • Logitech oXrB48
      OP
      Czzd08 are you serious or just trolling. I can't tell. 8f serious you're a horrible person.
      May 15
    • Apple / Enguyxy35
      czzd08, Read the definition of the word discrimination you dope. Obviously you can discriminate white males.
      May 15
    • GitHub camazotz
      You folks are the fucking worst. You can't discriminate against a dominant class, you fucking numbskulls.
      6d
    • Intuit splatt
      @camazotz that's some ww2 nazi sympathizer shit
      6d
    • GitHub xotRDfOp
      No it's not, and I'm not sure you actually know what any of those words mean.
      6d
    • Logitech bloperdoov
      @GitHub Actually, discriminate means: making an unjust or prejudicial distinction in the treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, sex, or age.

      By definition of the word discriminate, you CAN. So whoever taught you that you can't be racist against white, was racist against whites.

      I'm starting to see why a place like GitHub would hire you.
      6d
    • GitHub xotRDfOp
      Ah yes, the reverse racism card. Right on time.
      6d
    • GitHub xotRDfOp
      Reminder for the peanut gallery that racism != prejudice != discrimination. They're not interchangeable terms.
      6d
  • Flagged by the community.

    • ^ this one’s mind is too far brainwashed. Can’t even put together a coherent sentence, poor thing.
      May 15
    • Instacart czzd08
      yah for sure great dismissal. is a nuanced and rationalized understanding of today’s socioeconomic landscape “brainwashed”? Lmao fucking idiot
      May 15
    • Snapchat gqkO66
      Explain how being racist to whites is a nuanced and rationalized understanding of today’s socioeconomic landscape.
      May 15
    • Instacart czzd08
      it’s literally not possible to be racist against white men. not sure how much more I can simplify it champ
      May 15
    • Micro Focus / Engchmod777
      Who hurt you?
      May 15
    • Snapchat gqkO66
      Simplify it then. Simplify why you think being racist to whites is a nuanced and rationalized understanding of today’s socioeconomic landscape. You aren’t answering my question because you know you’re wrong, that you can’t explain your view point without being a racist
      May 15
    • Instacart czzd08
      ah yes the classic “no ur wrong” response, the delight of racists everywhere. plz do some basic research before responding in the future, as responding to absolute idiots isn’t my idea of a fun time, though I am enjoying seeing you flailing about lmao
      May 15
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Why are you bringing gender into a conversation about racism? Stop acting like an expert on the subject when you can’t even decouple gender and race in your own mind
      May 15
    • Logitech oXrB48
      OP
      How is it "not possible" to be racist to white people. You are doing it right now, you aren't intelligible enough to notice? What is wrong with Americans?! I came from Idia and always heard white is racist. But seems to be the exact opposite in real life.
      May 15
  • Micro Focus / Engchmod777
    Ah so is this why it’s so hard for me to get an offer 🤷🏻‍♂️
    May 159
    • Yes
      May 15
    • Micro Focus / Engchmod777
      How do I get hired when all hiring managers are either Indian or Chinese, and the team is mostly the same ethnicity? I haven’t interviewed with a single team that has a white manager.
      May 15
    • Intuit splatt
      leave the bay area and move back to America
      May 15
    • Facebook @_@_/
      Clearly you’re not using your privilege correctly???!
      May 15
    • Micro Focus / Engchmod777
      Is there like a Cracking the Coding Interview for White People or something where I can learn to use my “privilege”?
      May 15
    • New / Engcousin
      Or maybe you should LC harder.
      May 15
    • Micro Focus / Engchmod777
      Does it matter how hard I leetcode if people of color just see me as “some white guy”
      May 15
    • Facebook @_@_/
      No, not really. But you were born white so you should be used to this by now.
      May 15
    • Microsoft Mephistopheles
      Get used to it indeed.
      You will soon be a minority in the US.
      Your government and media have been working hard to ensure that for decades.
      They say it’s a good thing for you. Rejoice.
      May 16
  • It’s normal in the industry I think. Especially in the bay area or Seattle
    May 158
    • Logitech oXrB48
      OP
      I originally came from India and always heard the opposite. mostly from news.
      May 15
    • My HR person in a meeting once joked about how she filtered out conservatives. The industry has overcompensated for mistakes in the past (and even present day) going the other way
      May 15
    • Samsung cynt
      How would HR person would know , someone is conservative?
      May 15
    • Facebook @_@_/
      They stalk your Facebook and other pages.
      May 15
    • New / Engcousin
      Well, posting your political opinions on Facebook is not very smart.
      May 15
    • Facebook @_@_/
      Political opinions such as liking a political candidate page? Or liking a nonprofit or charity? It happens all the time
      May 15
    • New / Engcousin
      Oh yeah, good point.
      May 15
    • Samsung cynt
      Apart from fb they can even look into LinkedIn pages
      May 15
  • Cruise Automation MNpz56
    You must be new to the bay area. Quotas need to be filled. Racism in that direction is socially acceptable and is even encouraged.

    The right type of diversity needs to be hired (don't be an Asian, Indian, or white guy basically). Extra Points if you are black or looking like a Mexican
    May 152
    • Why is that?
      May 15
    • Cruise Automation MNpz56
      Social trend of the day. It's mainly egoistically showing to the world that you are a good person. The person making those comments couldn't give more a fuck about you, they just know that by acting like that they will be seen as the cool guy on the block with the latest best socially acceptable comment
      May 15
  • Logitech oXrB48
    OP
    Well. I guess the poll speaks for itself. Most people either say yes or they don't know. The few racists here who clearly dislike white people voted no I think. Again I am from India so dont attack me for helping white person again. I'm not sure why everyone attacks white person.
    May 154
    • Google bo o
      instead of white person, you can just say white guys. because women are probably not targeted the same way. somehow, we have to pay the price for previous generations, oh well.
      May 15
    • Logitech oXrB48
      OP
      I will not accept offer for GitHub if offered. It's too disgusting to have on my resume. My future interviewer may be a white guy.
      May 15
    • Apple / Enguyxy35
      After learning all that SJW @ GitHub, I’ll never be considering joining them. That’s disgusting.
      May 15
    • Logitech oXrB48
      OP
      My thoughts exactly. I've been reading a lot on the line a out how this is actually common there. They even attack men who aren't white but just men. For being men. I dont think so lol.
      May 15
  • You were supposed to laugh and joke about how white people have oppressed you. You probably failed the interview now 🤦‍♂️
    May 150
  • Microsoft UMbR31
    Fake news.
    May 152
    • Wow, what a well-founded claim.
      May 15
    • Logitech oXrB48
      OP
      I was not on the news my friend. This was a job interview.
      May 15
  • Adobe VFne54
    While we are on topic, is there a decent company where engineering isn’t silos of Chinese or Indians? Asking for a friend.
    May 153
    • Micro Focus / Engchmod777
      Early stage startups. Too risky to work there for those on H1B’s.
      May 15
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      There's a reason those are 'early stage' for a long while :)
      May 15
    • Adobe VFne54
      I would consider early stage startups if TCs weren’t total shit. I mean my friend would.
      May 15
  • Adobe leeeroy
    To say that there’s NO discrimination is flat out BIG lie. At my workplace, I have NOT seen a non-Indian resume for a very long time now. From CEO to HM is all Indian. Even the recruiter is!
    May 151
    • Adobe VFne54
      No kidding. Same experience here. With the random Chinese here and there. We have a diversity problem.
      May 15
  • What is POC?
    May 153
    • Amazon
      seattle'd

      Amazon

      PRE
      Amazon, Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, Apple
      seattle'dmore
      Yea, what is POC?
      May 15
    • Pieces of crap

      Jk people of color
      May 15
    • Percolate / EngSkLB71
      What's the difference?

      /s
      May 15
  • Facebook gggddss
    Did you report this? If you are not trolling....
    May 150
  • Microsoft TrumpWins
    GitHub is one of the most SJW companies out there
    May 150
  • Microsoft ————-
    Heard from a few Microsoft colleagues who moved to Github. The culture there is toxic (even more toxic a few years ago), extremely political. Firing is just a word of some high-ups, no process.
    May 151
    • GitHub camazotz
      This is actually pretty spot on
      6d
  • Dropbox drl/
    Hmmm maybe this newfound love and preference for POC will push the number of black workers in tech over the 3% mark. Affirmative action finally working. Woo Hoo.....😒😒😒
    May 150
  • Google bo o
    that's crazy.
    May 150

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