Do you recall the trial that ended a week ago in which Ellen Pao charged her former employer with discriminating against her on the basis of sex and race? She not only lost but was thoroughly trounced by the jury.
Well now, that very same Ellen Pao, victim of sexual and race discrimination, openly admits to implementing a policy at Reddit where she’s still CEO for some unfathomable reason that discriminates against people for being white and male. (Perhaps she is still CEO because Reddit fears the same legal assault as her former employer and is moving cautiously to build a case for firing her?)
Ellen Pao shifted hiring practices at Reddit to improve diversity
In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Pao disclosed how, as the current interim CEO of Reddit, she has made changes to the company’s hiring process to account for gender and racial disparities. Pao says she has removed salary negotiations from the hiring process on the grounds that women are statistically less likely to fare well during such negotiations. Pao also recently hired diversity consultant Freada Kapor Klein and makes a point to ask potential hires their opinion on diversity in the workplace.
“We ask people what they think about diversity, and we did weed people out because of that,” she told WSJ. (source)
The empty buzzword “diversity,” if it has any meaning at all, is “let’s get rid of the white males.”
Will anyone in the media dare to speak up about this ugly yet open case of gender and racial discrimination?
Don’t count on it.