Google's Search Results Are Crafted By Mostly White Males

May 29, 2014 • 7:57 am | comments (29) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

It is not uncommon to see high tech, largely programming related companies filled primarily with men who are white or asian. Honestly, my programming company is the mostly men, mostly white.

Google announced and published diversity report, showing that most of their work force are white males.

70% are men and 30% are women. 61% are white, 30% are asian, 3% are hispanic and 2% are black.

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Like I said, it does not surprise me. What Google said is that they are using their resources to bring education on computer science to the groups of people and genders that are under represented at Google and places like Google.

From my experience, the interviews we do here, are almost all white and male. It is just what mostly comes out to interview with us. But we are strictly a programming shop and design shop.

So in short, white men are making up the algorithms for the search results - thus the search results may be some white slanted to white male interests. (I am half joking)

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Comments:

Yo Mamma

05/29/2014 12:24 pm

Google could care less about ethnic diversity, remember the watermelon doodle for the Olympic Games. Google claims it to have been an oversight. Nah. What is newsworthy is that CNN and the BBC are now hitting negative news stories about Google. HARD

Ben Griffiths

05/29/2014 12:31 pm

http://www.theatlantic.com/daily-dish/archive/2010/10/western-educated-industrialized-rich-and-democratic/181667/

F1 Steve

05/29/2014 12:41 pm

>>>CNN and the BBC are now hitting negative news stories about Google. HARD

Durant Imboden

05/29/2014 01:56 pm

On the other hand, those white males report to a guy named Amit Singhal, so one could argue that Google's search results may be some white [sic] slanted to Indian interests. (And not American Indian interests, either.)

Barry Schwartz

05/29/2014 01:59 pm

I was going to add that to the story, but wanted you to add it in the comments instead.

blackdreamhunk

05/29/2014 02:02 pm

I am not surprise really because Google owns wiki and wiki is racist towards black people. https://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080626185023AAIFOLx

Haswyg

05/29/2014 02:21 pm

Durant runs a travel site, brown noses Google, and sings?

Yo Mamma

05/29/2014 02:40 pm

Wiki is the most male gay moderated site I have EVER encountered. They better hope sharia law doesn't dominate America

Yo Mamma

05/29/2014 02:44 pm

They should also have added religion of parents. Far as I know both founders mothers are Jewish (white) fathers probably something else, but they are non-believers. My experience of similar mixed religious marriages can be very confusing for kids. So confusing that if they ever have a big company like Google, the employees and the products become confused too.

Yo Mamma

05/29/2014 02:54 pm

Google Management team https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/about/company/facts/management/ Larry Page CEO and Co-Founder White/Male/Mother Jewish Sergey Brin Co-Founder White/Male/Mother & Father Jewish Eric E. Schmidt Executive Chairman White/Male Nikesh Arora Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer Indian/Male David C. Drummond Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer Black/Male Patrick Pichette Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer White/Male/ Alan Eustace Senior Vice President, Knowledge White/Male Salar Kamangar Senior Vice President, Products Iran/Male Sridhar Ramaswamy Senior Vice President, Ads & Commerce Indian/Male Sundar Pichai Senior Vice President, Android, Chrome & Apps Indian/Male Susan Wojcicki Senior Vice President, YouTube White/Female Urs Hölzle Senior Vice President, Technical Infrastructure, and Google Fellow White/Male

F1 Steve

05/29/2014 02:56 pm

It is because he brown noses Google that he sings, all the way to the bank! ;)

Fedor

05/29/2014 07:36 pm

This whole thing's getting racist right quick.

Grammy Winner Taylor Swift

05/30/2014 04:39 am

Looks like a sausage party to me. Misogynist for sure.

James

05/30/2014 06:01 am

Please do not forget Navneet Panda - Indian

Deb Dulal Dey

05/30/2014 11:25 am

try reservation policy like India [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reservation_in_India] if a race is doing something great, we should appreciate.. if the person who happen to be white is contributing to the society .. we should appreciate .. STOP this minority appeasement thing .. only the qualified candidate should get the job ..end of story

Deb Dulal Dey

05/30/2014 11:28 am

i think most of the Olympics medals are grabbed by people of white skins.. this is outrageous .. so we should start a new Olympics for Black, Asians, Brown people .. so much for the diversity . any idea Barry?

Deb Dulal Dey

05/30/2014 11:30 am

I am brown and therefore, I should get hired by Google ... I am minority as well .. hire me please for the diversity's sake

Sundeep Reddy

05/30/2014 12:40 pm

Know your facts before you speak... http://googleblog.blogspot.in/2014/05/getting-to-work-on-diversity-at-google.html

Davo

05/30/2014 01:36 pm

If you ever fancy a bit of interview diversification' I'm sure this author would be willing (in the 2%) ;) http://www.directtrafficmedia.co.uk/blog/googles-stance-on-advertorials-in-link-building-for-seo

wertwert

05/30/2014 04:22 pm

I think we found Matt's replacement!

rachel

05/31/2014 05:07 am

Gender or ethnicity shouldn't become factors when selecting people to technological/technical teams. What important is the level of intellect, motivation and talent they have. May it be - black, yellow, white, brown, old, young, woman, man, blond or brunette.

PM Fiorini

05/31/2014 04:00 pm

Barry, do we really have to go here? Really?

Joe Schmoe

06/01/2014 08:24 pm

Someone else wants a job for nothing because his color is "under represented"...What else is new! Want to work where you aren't "under represented"? Move back to India...

Joe Schmoe

06/01/2014 08:27 pm

What, you don't like sausage?? you would rather work at a taco fest? Me too...

Joe Schmoe

06/01/2014 08:30 pm

Yeah, EVERYBODY'S out to get you...Poor You!

Joe Schmoe

06/01/2014 08:34 pm

Everyone is inherently racist, it's perfectly natural to prefer your own race. If that wasn't true different races would have disappeared long ago...

Deb Dulal Dey

06/02/2014 04:45 am

there is a term in English known as - 'Sarcasm' educate yourself first

blackdreamhunk

06/02/2014 02:43 pm

another example Google trying to rewrite history and white wash the Moors http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Moors http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Moors/Archive_1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Moors/Archive_2 https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080626185023AAIFOLx

blackdreamhunk

06/02/2014 02:44 pm

rt news abby martin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U26h7dazIO4

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