A lawsuit was filed against YouTube by a former employee who claims he and other recruiters were instructed not to hire white or Asian men.
Arne Wilberg said the company policy for new hires was to seek only women, blacks, or Hispanics for tech positions. In addition, Wilberg said he was told to “purge entirely” any applications of white or Asian men. The Wall Street Journal was able to corroborate that YouTube, which is owned by Google, used these tactics alleged in the lawsuit “including the hiring freeze of white and Asian technical employees, and YouTube's use of quotas.”
Wilberg was a Google employ for nine years and recruited for YouTube for four. He was fired in November 2017 and filed the lawsuit at the beginning of this year. Wilberg believes he was fired for questioning his employer’s racist policies.
The Washington Free Beacon adds:
According to Wilberg's lawsuit, Google's human-resources department began investigating YouTube's hiring practices in the spring of 2016. Wilberg, a white male, alleges that he was told in January 2016 that managers deleted all emails about the quotas, and that he and other recruiting staff were later instructed in 2017 to stop tracking the minority hires and to stop making hiring decisions based on diversity characteristics.
Yet, Google insists it’s all about that diversity and decried the allegations:
We have a clear policy to hire candidates based on their merit, not their identity. At the same time, we unapologetically try to find a diverse pool of qualified candidates for open roles, as this helps us hire the best people, improve our culture, and build better products.
Google/YouTube may claim to be “unapologetically” diverse with its employees, but they’re not so keen on diversity among their users. Both companies actively censor conservative content providers and target websites, including TruthRevolt, as fake news. With these lefty corporations, diversity only goes one way. They preach diversity in skin tone, but not in ideology.