The cultural diversity problem does exist — sure, but not in the companies.

The companies are a mere representation of how things stand in society and workplace in general.

Screengrabs from another story on Hackernoon itself (published more or less around the same time as mine)

The first problem is with the vilification of it

To what extent should a company’s workforce be culturally diversified? I don’t know, and I don’t think anyone should. Companies are supposed to build their teams based on talent, compatibility, diversification of thought processes etc, not culture and skin-tone. If you find the right candidate who is culturally diversified, that’s great. If not, it’s okay.

The second problem — People are looking at the numbers wrong. They need to understand how stats work

So there was a town in the woods. Largest supplier of timber to half the country. The town did not have any other natural resources — no coal, no iron ore. One day a coal miner moved into the town. After witnessing the fact that the town was solely represented by lumberjacks and carpenters, he went on a strike, holding protests highlighting the discriminations against the coalminers in the area. The news outlets started giving him primetime coverage, and he was soon the President of the country.

POPULATION BREAKDOWN BY RACE

US LABOR FORCE BREAKDOWN

Population Reference Bureau (src)

A LOOK AT MALE vs FEMALE DATA IN COMPUTER SCIENCES

That’s it for today, see you tomorrow!

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