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Amazon diversity report reveals a mostly white male workforce

By Shawn Knight
Nov 2, 2014
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  1. Amazon has published its first-ever diversity report and despite the image its landing page attempts to paint, the online retailer's workforce is largely comprised of white males - mirroring the landscape of its tech industry peers.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,540   +2,337

    Obligatory response: Please stop publishing this diversity nonsense.

    Actual thoughts: Great... another diversity report.
     
  3. JakeT

    JakeT TS Member Posts: 74   +20

    These numbers seem to be in line, and higher for minorities, than population statistics. So why is this news?
     
  4. Way to write a crap article about nothing
     
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  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,549   +2,894

    The presidential chair is mostly black, but in the past it has been mostly white. Who fills the chair next is anybodies guess. How on earth will you ever do a diversity report on the presidential chair?
     
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  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    Labeling your workforce by ethnicity, age,sex or anything other than the skills they have to do their job is plain wrong.
     
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,678   +1,875

    Well that's discouraging isn't it? Especially in light of the fact that everyone clearly knows that God is a black woman, and she sent her only daughter, "Oprah", to Earth to absolve us of the 8th deadly sin, and that would be the need for watching television in the afternoon.. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. william s

    william s TS Rookie

    The USA is the most diverse nation in the history of man. At last count that I heard was some 300 different races,ethnic groups,and sub groups of those. We not only have immigrants from every country on Earth we have illegal immigrants from every country on Earth. Instead of celebrating that which divides us when can we start celebrating that which unites us? There is no such thing as purity of "race",or"genetic purity". Why not celebrate the end of the word "race". I love my country. I love the end of the word "race".
     
  9. william s

    william s TS Rookie

    And now we have a new and improved definition of "racism" as being anyone of any color who disagrees with the black guy in the White House. Come to think of it isn't"White House"racist.
     
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,549   +2,894

    Lets be clear, I don't disagree with him for his color. I disagree with him for what he has done. But that is irrelevant, you are the one making my comment a racist comment. You made it racist when you stated "disagrees with the black guy". My jab was against the diversity report, when there can only be one race in the chair at a time. That would be 100% one race or another.

    I wasn't poking jabs at anyone race. It sickens me that you thought I was, just as much as the idea that someone feels the need to do these diversity reports. You should go find someone of a different race, shake their hand, kiss them on the forehead, and apologize for your racism.
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,678   +1,875

    Completely untrue. Our current president is of mixed ancestry. Thus, more than one ethnicity is guiding the ship of state.

    I know this because they ran campaign ads showing then senator Obama, happily basking in the company of his Caucasian mother and family.

    I think they were pandering to the white vote, but you know how negative I am.

    I fail to see where this would serve a useful purpose. Kissing someone on the forehead, who is patently expecting to be kissed on the a**, is the proverbial, "handshake instead of a kiss".
     
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,549   +2,894

    So they did finally find a birth certificate that can verify that?
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,678   +1,875

    Just as I thought, there was another shooter on the grassy knoll....
     
  14. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Evangelist Posts: 560   +172

    No. The building is actually painted white.

    These articles are really getting annoying.
     
  15. Mention white people in an article an all the closet racists come out
     
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,678   +1,875

    Well, it seems there are too many of us in too many places, now aren't there? Doesn't that seem racist to you?
     
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,549   +2,894

    The topic of diversity can only be written by racist. And those of us who are not racist object to people being categorized by race.
     
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,678   +1,875

    Although, legend has it that the first sign of anything is denying it.......:oops:

    In example, "I'm not rude or cranky, just misunderstood".:p
     
  19. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

  20. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,549   +2,894

    You know captain, you are right. I am racist against my own race. I hate all white people (maybe I should confine that to US residence) and don't have an opinion for any other race. But then the same race hatred wasn't the conversation, was it? So am I really in denial? I don't see where I am denying anything.
     
  21. If that mostly white male work force, is because a person wanted to hire said people for skills abilities or general attitude towards work and the job they applied for then so what.
    Diversity reports just make people think "YOU MUST" have, not just a token immigrant or illegal but a healthy percentage so that you don't look like a racist white power business. But what about indian or black run businesses. What about gangs... do you know I applied to several gangs, including The Krops and The Blids.... wore several gang colors trying to fit in, and deal some potent chemicals for high end cash to support my gold digging wifes bling fetish, but, because I was white...
    And I tried to play the diversity card, but they wouldn't have it, so how come Whitey has to feel white guilt still in this day and age. Racism can't die if you don't let it. Clearly some people don't want it to.
     
  22. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Want to join a gang and deal potent chemicals for high end cash but are held back because you're white? Might I suggest you aim higher...like Bayer AG
    [​IMG]

    Note the Savile Row gang "cut" - expensive, but offset by the money you'll save by not having to shell out for face, neck, and hand tattoos.
     
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  23. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,540   +2,337

    Identify three.
     
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,678   +1,875

    Well, in my, (admittedly amateur), "analysis" of the subtext in many of your posts, you feel wronged by the establishment. You perceive the establishment as being "Lilly white" and you hate it for that. IMO, that's the issue with you, not "same race racism".

    I think you could use some counseling, if only for someone to act as a sounding board for your greivances I'm fairly certain you'll deny that, so yeah, I believe you are in denial.

    I'm honestly not posting this as trash talk, I'm suggesting a way to get your issues cleared up a bit.
     
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,678   +1,875

    Well, if "Redskin" wasn't a pejorative term in 1933, why is it now? Maybe because the politically correct tail is wagging the politically incorrect dog these days?

    Quite bluntly, I've always thought "Redskin", was a term of tribute, signifying hard fighting, capable, tenacious, and courageous warriors. Some fat, lonely, 1/16 Native American woman with her own personal problems and a tomahawk to grind, isn't about to change my mind about it.
     

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