Diversity Über Alles

For the New York Times editorial board businesses have a problem when they do not have enough diversity. Profitability does not matter. Quality of product and service does not matter. Growth and future prospects do not matter…

The Times editorialized:

After years of playing down the problem, technology companies like Google, Facebook and Apple now say they’re serious about improving the gender and ethnic diversity of their work forces and corporate boards. Recent data from those companies and others like them confirm what everyone has long known: Most of their employees are white and Asian men. Among technical employees, few are women, and even fewer are Latino or African-American.

But, why is this a problem? Are these companies not doing very well? Are they not building their businesses? Are they not world beaters in their fields? The companies named– Google, Facebook and Apple– count among the shining lights in American and world business…

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