Google: Hiring Less White Men Is 'Progress'
In a recent blog post, Google’s Vice President of People Operations Nancy Lee called for a “conversation about the need to improve diversity at Google and across the tech industry.”
With respect to Google's internal promotions, merit is implied to have been subverted, at least partially, in exchange for “equitable outcomes" between varying groups defined by race, ethnicity, and sex:
We check and recheck processes like promotion and performance reviews to make sure they’re producing equitable outcomes, and address any gaps we find. ...
Lee also promotes "unconscious bias trainings," heralding that "over 65 percent of [Google employees] have participated in unbiasing workshops." No definition of "unconscious bias" is provided. No evidence regarding the benefits of "unconscious bias trainings" is provided. She advises other companies to follow Google's example: "Additionally, we’ve shared our unbiasing materials and research on our platform re: Work with Google; now anyone from any industry can create unbiasing trainings for their team."