Hey, you. I AM experimenting with two-week reviews that examine the state of labor in technology.
We will use this space to explore topics related to diversity, justice and integration, future work, issues regarding pay equity, significant staffing changes, and more.
This week we’ll look at Facebook’s civil rights audit, a new study of the earnings of the giants, the latest news on the California Proposition 22 ballot and layoffs amid COVID-19.
Less than two months have passed since the police killed George Floyd. While the technology industry has continued its rounds of financing, mergers and acquisitions, work on the front of racial justice remains to be done. Here’s a look at some of the events over the past couple of weeks.
Facebook Civil Rights Audit Identifies DE & I Gaps
As Facebook’s final civil rights review report drafted by former ACLU lawyer Laura Murphy shows, the social media giant still needs to do more to diversify its leadership roles and C-suite. These roles for blacks, indigenous people, and people of color should also not be “limited to diversity posts, as is often the case in corporate America,” the report said.
According to the audit, the company should also recognize that efforts in the area of diversity, equity and integration should be made not only on those in underrepresented groups, but rather on all members of senior management and managers. The audit also revealed employees’ concerns about the “lack of recognition of the time that URM employees spend mentoring and recruiting other minorities to work on Facebook.”