A GotNews.com inquiry finds that Pinterest is the company referred to in a much discussed Medium post about how an unnamed tech company is lowering its standards for diversity hires.
The post goes on at some length at all the probably illegal maneuvers Pinterest is using to discriminate against white male programmers in favor of diverse applicants and how those decisions are affecting the overall company’s performance.
We’ve copied and pasted the examples of new rules at Pinterest that discriminate against talented engineers.
1. Give people of a certain race a numerical boost on their interview feedback scores.
2. Stop preferring to hire people with a college degree in CS (or related fields) over people without a college degree because that’s sexist.
3. Stop considering some colleges as better than other colleges because that’s racist.
4. Start recruiting at certain schools with worse computer science programs explicitly because of race.
5. Stop looking for people with relevant industry experience because it is sexist.
6. Stop considering some companies such as Google better than other companies since it is racist/sexist.
7. Stop looking for highly experienced people with 15 years of experience since it is sexist because women tend to leave the industry before 10 years of experience.
8. Stop asking for a link to a portfolio of work on on the job application because it is sexist.
9. Stop having employees refer good people they have worked with since it is sexist/racist.
The article is crime think, pure and simple, and straight from the heart of Silicon Valley.
Here’s how our team of researchers figured it out based upon the clues in the medium post. (One researcher in particular — Jmacs — deserves especial praise.)
- Large Social Media Company in SF Diversity Pandering
- Historically black college pandering
- Low African-American user base
- Japan connection (Western social media is rare in Japan and they have their own)
In other words, Pinterest is yet another example of the Johnson dollar diversity dilemma hypothesis in action.
Pinterest, like Snapchat, is another one of the overvalued privately held unicorns that’s a sign of how Americans want to escape the world rather than engage it.
The only hope for the company is some acquisition by Facebook but that seems unlikely.
If you want to join our team of researchers please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.