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despite quotas being technically illegal, NYC is discussing cutting funding from institutions that are failing to "diversify" at the proper rate. when i worked in NYC people that did hiring at startups and large organizations openly discussed intentionally not hiring white people
a friends CEO posted online "we have too many white people". a friend staffed an event where the theme was that his field was "too white". woman that did hiring at a pretty big company told me they didnt need "another white guy with short brown hair". this will all become normal
getting to speak with these people candidly while they thought i was one of them was fascinating. for example this woman that told me they didnt need another white guy with short brown hair (doesnt describe me) was like, "you know? it just looks bad" as though id obviously agree
cant reveal too mich but i once did this consulting style job for a big company in boston. leader of the company gets me on the phone and starts talking about how he wants me to know that diversity is really important to him and how they value all types of people, etc. [...]
this had literally nothing to do with the job i was doing, it couldnt have been less related. i dont bring politics into work so i just let him go on for like, ten minutes about diversity. i start getting nervous he thinks that this should be reflected in my work somehow [...]
...so i say "yeah, great, i love diversity. im just wondering if theres some way you expect this to be reflected in the [thing] im doing for you...? im not sure i see how it could tie in" and hes like "haha yeah i guess its unrelated" and changes the subject. theyre just insane
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