White men complain they're held back by 'reverse discrimination'

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  1. Cigar

    Cigar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    1 in 5 STEM bros whinge they can't catch a break in tech world they run

    A bunch of blokes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – STEM – jobs reckon they are the victim of "reverse discrimination" from efforts to diversify the ranks in tech companies.

    This is according to a study by Pew Research, which said this week that an August survey of men in STEM careers showed that 19 per cent of fellas claim to have experienced gender discrimination and 7 per cent believe their gender makes it harder for them to succeed at work.

    Nearly one fifth of the men surveyed – the type of guys who account for 80 per cent of the tech staff and 75 per cent of leadership at Google – said they simply can't get a fair break in the industry and have the deck stacked against them. Specifically, the broflakes said they had experienced gender discrimination against them at some point.

    "Today the white male is the enemy," said one member of the allegedly oppressed group occupying 77.8 per cent of Intel's engineering roles and 80.2 per cent of its executive jobs.

    "I’ve seen too many qualified white males passed over for promotions or advancement in favor of a woman and/or minority. Qualifications don’t matter these days, rather your gender and race matter."



    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/10/stem_reverse_discrimination_in_study/




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  2. rayznack

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    Do you replace one of your wheels with squares because there's not enough geometric diversity?

    Whites discriminated by hiring practices are right to complain because they were the better candidate. Those supporting diversity hiring should consider replacing one of their tires with squares. Three of the four tires are still round. What are you whining about?
     
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    Google isn't the only tech company in the world. Many people at Google have fruitful post Google careers, and make more money than they ever would have staying at Google. Different companies exist for a reason. People complaining about getting passed over sounds like they're signaling the whole victim mentality. When you work in tech, you move around. Staying with one company is not how that works. Google should only serve as a means for you get great positions at other companies, or better yet lead to you starting your own. I have no sympathy for people who stay stuck in a bad situation at a company and refuse to move on.
     
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    Reverse discrimination doesn't make sense. It's just discrimination.
     

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