#USA Inside Silicon Valley’s struggle for diversity




After a brutal year full of desperate changes and constant criticism from users and investors, Twitter tried to end 2015 on a positive note by announcing the appointment of a new head of diversity who might finally help the company become as inclusive as the social network it operates.

And not a moment too soon: Just weeks earlier, Leslie Miley, the only black engineer in a leadership position at Twitter, departed due to frustration with its diversity efforts.

In particular, he lamented an executive’s ill-advised suggestion to solve the problem of too few non-white faces by “creating a tool” that would analyze job candidates’ last names to pinpoint ethnicities in the hiring pool. Read more…

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