& # 39; They hire someone who is just like her, but black & # 39 ;: Google engineer claims that Silicon Valley is the & # 39; whitest black candidate & # 39; in a new podcast interview
- Mobile app developer, Bria Sullivan, shared her thoughts about Silicon Valley
- In an interview, Sullivan explains that Silicon Valley & # 39; whitest black candidates & # 39; hires
- The Google engineer said: & # 39; They hire someone who looks exactly like them, but black & # 39;
- Sullivan said on podcast that she hopes to change how Google hires employees
Bria Sullivan (photo), currently working as an engineer for Google, has claimed in a podcast interview that the company is the & # 39; whitest black candidates & # 39; hires
An engineer currently working for Google has claimed in a podcast interview that the company is the & # 39; whitest black candidates & # 39; hires.
Mobile app developer, Bria Sullivan, spoke with Moguldom about working at Google and other technology companies.
Podcast host, Jamarlin Martin, brought up the Cambridge Analytica scandal with Facebook and how the social network was attacked by the Congressional Black Caucus, who raised the company's diversity problem.
Martin told about how Sheryl Sandberg met the caucus to find solutions to their diversity problems and at one point told reporters that the company would bring an African-American to the board.
Facebook later adopted Kenneth Chenault, a former CEO of AmEx.
Both Martin and Sullivan then expressed their conviction that Silicon Valley has a & # 39; Clarence Thomas & # 39; problem, meaning that the Supreme Court Justice & # 39; would be to the right of many white racists.
Sullivan then answers: & I think that many decisions in Silicon Valley are cop-outs. I feel like they are patches for a real solution. & # 39;
& # 39; It's like & # 39; take a look at our residential black & # 39;, & # 39; Sullivan said, adding that she has a problem with Silicon Valley who & # 39; the whitest black candidates & # 39; hires.
& # 39; They hire someone who looks exactly like them, but black. & # 39;
Sullivan said she believes Silicon Valley companies are hiring someone who exactly meets their qualifications and I think this is a problem.
& # 39; And when I said that there is a recruitment problem, many people ask that they don't realize that they are asking for a white person, they don't do that specifically, but only for the most part, mostly white people are eligible the criteria they give, and they can find a black person who does, and it may be that this is probably not the type of black person who will actually do what we want because it is what they want.
& # 39; They haven't changed what they were looking for. And we definitely have that problem, & she went on.
But Sullivan said she hopes to change the way Google hires employees.
& # 39; I now have a course for non-technical start-up founders to help them better recruit technical talent & # 39 ;, she said, adding that she also helps them to navigate in the technical room because they don't have that technical knowledge & # 39 ;.
But Sullivan (photo) said she hopes to change the way Google hires employees. & # 39; I now have a course for non-technical startup founders to help them recruit technical talent better & # 39 ;, she said
Before Sullivan was hired by Google (file image), he worked at Microsoft. She claimed that Microsoft & # 39; had racial and gender micro-aggressions all the time & # 39;
Before he was hired at Google, Sullivan worked at Microsoft.
She claimed that Microsoft & # 39; had racial and gender micro-aggressions & # 39; all the time.
Sullivan said there was a & # 39; micro-aggression & # 39; took place when she had made welcome boxes for the African-American trainees at Microsoft.
A lead manager asked her: & # 39; What do you do for the white interns? & # 39;
Sullivan said he & # 39; just didn't understand why employee resource groups exist or why they help people & # 39 ;.
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