Undoubtedly, it is to the credit of the Democratic Party that it can ride the diversity train to power while allowing its main contributors to ignore it completely in the way they run their businesses.
Silicon Valley is markedly liberal. Its oligarchs contribute greatly to the Democratic Party. And yet, when it comes to business, it is not very diverse.
The Wall Street Journal explains:
The figures show the five companies employ relatively few blacks and Hispanics, and even fewer in managerial or engineering jobs. At both Google and LinkedIn, whites and people of Asian descent make up 91% of the workforce, while Hispanics, blacks and people of other races fill the other 9%.
The reports also reveal disparities based on the types of work employees do. Yahoo says people of Asian descent make up 57% of its U.S. “tech” workers, but only 24% of “non-tech” workers and 17% in “leadership.”
As for the participation rate of women, there is more diversity. And yet, most of the women who have important jobs are white or Asian.
In fact, these companies have a goodly number of female employees. From Intel that has a low of 24% to LinkedIn that has 39%, women are well represented.
And yet, women who are neither white nor Asian more often hold administrative jobs.
When women who aren’t white or Asian do show up in the workforce reports, the roles they fill are often subordinate. At Intel, Google and LinkedIn, women who aren’t white or Asian make up 2% of middle managers, but 16% of administrative support workers.