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2105, 15 Jun 18

Google’s Diversity

Frankly, I’d be more interested if they focused more on their ideological and religious diversity instead of assuming that race is the only difference between people.

A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant.

Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014.

In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black and 3.6% Latin American.

The figures also showed that black and Latin American employees had the highest attrition rate in 2017 – those choosing to leave.

“….despite significant effort, and some pockets of success, we need to do more to achieve our desired diversity and inclusion outcomes,” wrote Danielle Brown, diversity vice-president, in the report.


2105, 15 June 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    It’s about ability to do the job, not skin color.

    Racist Liberal depravity is just dumb business policy.

  2. Major Booris

    Funny how the bellyaching about diversity in STEM fields seems to largely come from those outside those fields. Case in point, an acquaintance of mine attended a meeting of the Genetics Society of America a couple weeks ago, and when the topic of institutional bias came up,the consensus seemed to be “oh yeah, this stuff totally exists, the evidence is pretty clear.”

    Of course, when it’s taken for granted that specialized education and training is politically suspect if not downright useless, it’s much easier to believe that an ice cream man’s ideology is equal to a scientist’s research.

  3. Pat

    Posting something from Daily Wire is on par with posting something from Huffington Post. Both are extremely biased.

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    Odd that k would provide a link to an article that promotes problem solving and academic rigor.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    If you guys looked at article, it links to Manhattan institute study which contradicts Major’s “nothing to see here racism by affirmative action” nonsense.

  6. Kevin Scheunemann


    Your comment is also dismissive and very racist, given that PROFESSOR Walter Williams is is a very smart guy.

    ( He also happens to be black, since you care about skin color on the left…)

  7. Le Roi du Nord


    I made no racist comments, nor did I dismiss anything that Williams said.  You are making stuff up again.  Anyone that can read would be able to see that except you.

  8. Major Booris

    Let’s get our terms straight, please.


    I agree with you, Kevin, that arbitrary quotas and hiring unqualified candidates based on demographics is nonsense.


    Would you agree that companies increasing efforts to hire qualified minority candidates, and retain those they already employ, through scholarships, recruitment initiatives, mentorship programs, and doing a bit of self-reflection regarding their institutional cultures and values is a good thing?

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    Not if it overlooks more qualified candidates on pure basis of skin color…that is immoral.

  10. Major Booris

    I think my second sentence made it abundantly clear that that would not be the case in this example, but we should all know by now reading works differently in your world.

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    Not really, there can be somewhat qualified minority candidate that can do the job and well qualified candidates that can do the job.    Skin color should never be a determining factor at anytime.

    To do otherwise is racist.

  12. Major Booris

    MLK would be proud of you, Kevin.

    “Whenever the issue of compensatory treatment for the Negro is raised, some of our friends recoil in horror. The Negro should be granted equality, they agree; but he should ask nothing more. On the surface, this appears reasonable, but it is not realistic.” – Martin Luther King Jr., “Why We Can’t Wait”, 1964

    “Can any fair-minded citizen deny that the Negro has been deprived? Few people reflect that for two centuries the Negro was enslaved, and robbed of any wages–potential accrued wealth which would have been the legacy of his descendants. All of America’s wealth today could not adequately compensate its Negroes for his centuries of exploitation and humiliation. It is an economic fact that a program such as I propose would certainly cost far less than any computation of two centuries of unpaid wages plus accumulated interest. In any case, I do not intend that this program of economic aid should apply only to the Negro; it should benefit the disadvantaged of all races.” – Martin Luther King Jr., interview with Alex Haley, 1965

    Let’s try this. A simple yes or no question. Does such a thing as institutional bias exist?

  13. Kevin Scheunemann

    Institutional bias exists for those that refuse to work hard, compete, and choose to act like criminals among decent society.

  14. Major Booris

    History disagrees with you. A substantial body of nonpartisan research disagrees with you. Common sense disagrees with you.

    You seem to have an allergic reaction to information that you didn’t think up yourself or have spoon-fed to you by an ideologically ‘safe’ source. You’re a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.

  15. Kevin Scheunemann


    I agree with everything Candace Owens says in this video:

    Are you saying Candace Owens, is “sad” and “strange”…and you “pity” her?

    She does not want your pity.

    I do not want your pity.

    We are not victims on your liberal plantation.

  16. Le Roi du Nord

    “We are not victims on your liberal plantation.”


    What an odd statement coming from you as you have blamed “liberals” for every perceived wrong that has ever happened to you.

  17. Kevin Scheunemann

    Just because I’m victimized by liberals does not mean I want to remain a victim OF liberals.

    Liberal ideology counts on continuing victimhood.


  18. Le Roi du Nord

    Yet you continue to claim victimhood.  What rich irony.

  19. jjf

    Yup, Kevin’s a victim – and he thinks racism doesn’t exist, and hasn’t affected anyone since the Civil War!

  20. Kevin Scheunemann


    “Victimhood” is all the political rage for leftists.

    You are just ticked I use the strategy for conservative causes you dislike.

    I don’t check for your “cause” approval.

  21. Le Roi du Nord


    I’m not ticked, nor surprised.  You practice hypocrisy at a high level, and are always willing to use the old, “the others guys do it” excuse.  When given the choice you take the low road every time.

  22. Kevin Scheunemann

    Not taking low road.

    Just striking forceful blows that liberal policies are evil and create victims.

    I excel at pointing that out.

    Can’t help it you get all crazy when I do that. I’d suggest stop judging by skin color. I don’t.

  23. NHolland

    Hey Scheunemann,
    Don’t mean to get in the middle of your love fest but can you answer one question…
    How many times have you had a black family over for dinner?
    Just your family and the black family.

  24. Kevin Scheunemann


    We NEVER have anyone over for dinner because my job requires me to work second shift.  (Also, my kids are in numerous sports and activities).

    What is your point?

    I don’t care about skin color, but the minority racial make-up of my staff far exceeds the minority % of the population of the community by quite a bit.  I know that will make you racially charged liberals feel better.

    My employees are judged by their work ethic, effort, and ability to work unsupervised.



  25. NHolland

    So the answer is NO!… NEVER
    Well that explains a lot.
    You have NEVER had anyone to dinner? Have you ever gone out to eat with a black family?
    How many black members in your congregation?… Just at your church.
    Your statement about your business staff makeup is misleading and if adjusted by per capita might surprise you!

  26. Kevin Scheunemann


    I don’t ask anyone their skin color, because I do not care.   There are “black” members of my congregation, but I treat all members of congregation as redeemed children of Christ, without regard to race.

    Only you seem to care about skin color.

    I do discern between Christians living in the grace of Christ and godless unbelievers consumed by skin color.


  27. jjf

    I’m all ears, Kevin.  Tell us how you’ve been victimized by liberals.

  28. Jason

    Owen, since NHolland is clearly racist based on his remarks in this topic, can you implement a plug in for Word Press that allows users to set up ignore lists? A quick search and I found this….

    I’m all for ignoring simpletons like this little bitch but it’s really starting to detract from your site.

  29. jjf

    Jason, that’s a pretty old and rarely-used plugin, and it doesn’t seem to do what you want. It would allow you to ignore Owen, for example, but not NHolland.

  30. Paul

    Screencap your comments, Jason. These have a tendency to disappear into a wormhole, but the troll’s racist and homophobic comments from a couple weekends ago remain.

  31. Kevin Scheunemann


    Where would like to start?

    the subject of “White privilege” is my favorite.

    The toilet bowl liberal concept that my opinion, expression, or action should be discounted because I am a white male.   Somehow, I am guilty of evil others have done long before me.

    My race should have nothing to do with anything.  Actions by others should not be imputed to me.

    It also acts in subtle forms, like NHolland asking me if I someone over for dinner who is a black person?   The question is irrelevant because of our lifestyle choices, and jobs, we never have anyone over for dinner.

    Then when I mention I hire way more minorities than the community % around me, that is dismissed because my “white privilege” makes me racist and exploitive.

    Then I am challenged on how many black members in my church.  I don’t perceive race, I just perceive a fellow church member in Christ.

    This race baiting, all consuming obsession with race is both sickening and nauseating to people that want to treat people basedd on character and not skin color.

    In other words, I am sick of the liberal racism and I have had enough of being victimized by it!!!!

    Next issue you would like to discuss in the sick and twisted liberal lexicon….racist abortions supported by leftists would be my next favorite, decimating my potential workforce.

  32. jjf

    I think you have more to learn about “white privilege.”  I don’t think it means anyone is discounting your opinion.  There may be plenty of reasons why someone sees your opinion as short-sighted or unfounded, but it’s not because you (I assume) are as white as the inside of a vanilla Dilly Bar.

    I think it’s more about racist policies and racist actions against others.  Imagine a form of negative interest that only applies to your investments but not the investments of your neighbor.  Every step you try to take, one time out of five, you get knocked back.  Imagine that happening continuously to your ancestors.  Where would you be today?  Still the self-made millionaire you are today?

    It’s not like inflation, where a government policy affects everyone with money.  Racist policies and actions are selectively applied.  They probably aren’t applied to you.


  33. Kevin Scheunemann


    You are blind to the purpose of “white privilege”.

    It is a concept to discount and destroy someone because of the “sin” of their heredity.

    It is insidious leftist racism and I am sick of it.

    You obsessed liberal racists should go to China or North Korea and let the rational live on freedom.

  34. jjf

    I gave you an explanation, but you didn’t give me your impression of what I wrote.

    I bet you can think of moments in your life where you got a free pass out of a bad situation that could’ve gone worse, and that if your skin was a different color, you can recognize that it might’ve been different.

    Or I bet you can think of moments where you saw someone else be treated someone badly because of the color of their skin or their ancestry.  That’s a moment where someone else got knocked back.

    Jobs, loans, housing, education, speeding tickets…  all moments where policies and prejudices have worked against people of color, for decades, for centuries.  The fact that it wasn’t happening to the Dillybar family is “white privilege.”

    You seem to have a strong aversion to racism.  Do you see any racism in today’s society, beyond what you think is affecting you?

  35. NHolland

    Thanks again to Jason and little “Paul” for all their intellectual input. My goodness what would B&S do without their insight.

    There are “black” members that attend your church (WELS) in Kewaskum? That would directly conflict with what you said about a year ago when you said the only minority at that location was a Hispanic woman who worked with the children. So, that’s twice you have been misleading about race. Once with the makeup of your staff and now with your congregation. Why must you mislead or lie about the things related to race in your life? Are you compensating for something?

  36. Kevin Scheunemann


    We add members all the time.

    You still got my past comments wrong as well.

    Why are you so obsessed with skin color?

    Can’t we just treat people as based on character?

    This conversation right here personifies the evil of liberal lexicon.

  37. jjf

    “Can’t we just treat people as based on character?”

    Sounds great.  Can’t we also identify racism and racist policies?

    Do you see any racism in today’s society, Kevin, beyond what you think is affecting you?

  38. NHolland

    I appreciate your concern for me being caught up in an evil liberal lexicon but I assure you I can handle myself.
    I apologize if I got your past comments wrong. Please point out my mistake as I took a glance and didn’t see anything obvious.
    Your lack of explanation, which I realize you are under no obligation to give, says it all. I don’t care… I get it. I’ve been to Kewaskum. As a member of WELS I also know the make up of your congregation. If it wasn’t for my wife and children (mostly her family and tradition) we would have walked away years ago. The time is near.
    My point is, you have no real life experience with minorities or maybe I should say limited. Not judging, just saying it’s hard to look out from the shelter of Kewaskum and the church and be critical of that which you really know nothing about. That’s all…

  39. Kevin Scheunemann


    In other words, your racist view of “white privilege” makes me an automatic incompetent to understand race issues?

    That is very racist on your part.

  40. Kevin Scheunemann


    Do you regularly attend bible study at your church?

  41. jjf

    Kevin, I think you can understand race issues.

    Do you see any examples of racism in today’s society beyond what you think is affecting you?  Who is it affecting?  In what ways?

  42. Kevin Scheunemann


    What I see is a culture war most often disguised as a race war by liberals.

    It is a war for the soul of America. A war between the godless immorality and civil society.

    I support anyone, regardless of race that battles against godless immorality and supports civil society.

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