Sacramento Update

Uber’s first diversity report: Pretty much whites only (but some Asians are OK)

Uber has its first report on diversity in its workplace, showing that the San Francisco ride-hailing company faces the same underrepresentation of women and non-Asian minorities — most notably among executives and tech workers — as most other major tech employers.

It’s the Jim Crow way of life in Silicon Valley.

Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter and many other major Silicon Valley companies have released such reports annually for the past couple of years. The reports almost uniformly show that blacks and Hispanics account for only a small fraction of the companies’ employees.

Whites only…but a few Asians are OK.

Uber has been under pressure to do likewise. The world’s most valuable startup, worth close to $70 billion, is trying to rein in an aggressive workplace culture and repair its tattered image in the wake of a string of controversies this year that included allegations of sexual harassment, a video of CEO Travis Kalanick berating a driver and revelations about a program to evade law enforcement.

Face it, Uber is just another face of Silicon Valley’s racism.

Read the whole story in the San Francisco Chronicle

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