The usual take on modern-day Silicon Valley is that the major tech companies are filled with nothing but socially-conscious, “woke” employees who would rather see their bosses work towards an environment of social justice than towards innovation, technological progress, and profit. Whether it’s Google, Twitter, or any other major tech firm, the name of the game is pushing a liberal agenda, even if it comes at the expense of the company’s overall aims and goals. And for those bucking the trend – like Google’s infamous James Damore? Well, they can find employment elsewhere. There’s simply no room to push back on the SJW narrative. Not out here in the tame, tame West.
But maybe things are changing. Maybe some employees out there in techworld are getting just a little bit tired of sacrificing their careers and their companies on the almighty Altar of Progress. Maybe some rays of clear, logical sense are beginning to shine through.
According to Quartz, several Microsoft employees are engaging CEO Satya Nadella (and each other) about what they see as discriminatory HR practices in the workplace. But it isn’t what you think! No, these employees are tired of watching whites and Asians get the shaft at Microsoft simply because the corporation puts a higher premium on diversity than the strength of the company.
“Does Microsoft have any plans to end the current policy that financially incentivizes discriminatory hiring practices? To be clear, I am referring to the fact that senior leadership is awarded more money if they discriminate against Asians and white men,” read the original post by the Microsoft program manager on Yammer, a corporate messaging platform owned by Microsoft. The employee commented consistently throughout the thread, making similar arguments. Quartz reviewed lengthy sections of the internal discussion provided by Microsoft employees.
“I have an ever-increasing file of white male Microsoft employees who have faced outright and overt discrimination because they had the misfortune of being born both white and male. This is unacceptable,” the program manager wrote in a comment later. The Microsoft employees who spoke to Quartz said they weren’t aware of any action by the company in response, despite the comments being reported to Microsoft’s human resources department.
Women and minorities are still constantly, consistently, systematically groomed to see themselves as “victims” of the system, and it’s going to be a long, hard road to de-brainwash them from that mindset. But as long as there are still clear-thinking people out there who actually want to see fairness and reason in the workplace, there’s a chance we could all emerge from the left’s dangerous ideological war scarred, broken, but still very much alive. Let’s hope this is only the first of many signs that the dark clouds are disintegrating.