In many instances, Google engineers who were interviewing HBCU candidates would leave demeaning and absolutely insulting feedback about students which would ultimately result in a rejection at the hiring committee stage.
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In several cases, students were questioned IN INTERVIEWS about the quality of the computer science curriculum that they were receiving at their HBCU and criticized for “not meeting the bar” compared to “elite”, white institutions.
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Every single day for six years, I fought tirelessly to provide Black and Brown students the opportunity (that they were qualified for and rightly deserved) to launch a career in tech.
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Often, I found myself arguing and pleading with white women who lead recruitment teams for internships and full time roles, BEGGING for students who were MORE than qualified to be considered for offers.
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Because of my adamant advocacy of black and brown students to be fairly and justly considered for roles at Google, I experienced active abuse and retaliation from several managers who harassed me- and many other black women.
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Despite STELLAR performance metrics which can be supported by multiple data points, I was repeatedly denied promotions, had my compensation cut, placed on performance improvement plans, denied leadership opportunities, yelled at, intentionally excluded from meetings, etc.
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Ultimately my last manager, his manager and HR decided that the best way to shut me up was to fire me. My last manager had his ego bruised FROM JUMP when I refused to discuss my sexuality with him (once asking me which of my teammates I would sleep with-TF)
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My skip-level manager, a white woman, told me VERBATIM that the way I speak (oftentimes with a heavy Baltimore accent) was a disability that I should disclose when meeting with folks internally.
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This white woman also told me that she never felt comfortably supporting my work because she was “intimidated” by me and therefore never considered me for leadership opportunities.
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I could write FOR DAYS about alllllll the awfully racist recruitment and hiring practices I saw at Google, WITH RECEIPTS. But I’ll stop here for today and summarize my sentiment by saying...
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FUCK GOOGLE AND FUCK THE WAY GOOGLE TREATS BLACK WOMEN and BLACK PEOPLE. THEY DO NOT WANT BLACK TALENT.

9:37 PM · Dec 21, 2020

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Take it from ME- their most successful BLACK QUEER WOMAN recruiter who they fired in the middle of a MF pandemic because they were tired of hearing me call them out on their racist bullshit.
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I'll tweet more shit as I find the energy to do so.
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Replying to @RealAbril
I can see why they let you go.
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Why's that?
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Replying to @RealAbril
I'm not in the slightest bit surprised by this thread - at all. It's sad.
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Replying to @RealAbril
I want to give you a hundred hugs. You don't deserve that treatment. Fuck @google. I'm writing this from an Android phone. I'm going to show this to my husband tonight, because we're buying new phones. And once again, FUCK @Google
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Who are you gonna buy from? Apple? Yeah, don't buy new phones because of this. That doesn't allow you to "escape Google" for whatever reason. ANY modern web browser uses Chromium, which is Google. Your only web browser option would be internet explorer. Also, YouTube is google.
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Replying to @RealAbril
I interviewed at @google. In their Seattle offices, I saw no black people or anyone over 40. They're not even trying to hide it.
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@the_etheropian this is how I feel about PhD program recruitment
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