EEOC to Hold Meeting to Promote 'Diverse and Inclusive' Tech Field

ashley.rae | May 18, 2016

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is holding a public meeting in order to promote “diversity” in the tech industry so that it is “inclusive.”

Innovation Opportunity: Examining Strategies to Promote Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces in the Tech Industry” will be held on May 18.

The meeting apparently hopes to address the fact that the tech industry is dominated by white and Asian males.

Considering the point of the EEOC is to attack organizations and corporations that are discriminating against minorities, there is no doubt the point of the meeting will be to publicly shame the tech industry for not hiring enough women or minorities (Asians, apparently, do not count as minorities in America anymore).

Rev. Jesse Jackson even told USA Today, “The EEOC must take a hard look to determine if discrimination is at play in the tech industry and to vigorously enforce the law.”

USA Today goes on to note, “If the EEOC determines that a pattern of discrimination exists, it could take legal action but is unlikely to do so.”

Yes, the EEOC may even “take legal action” because there are just too many Asian men in tech.

Time and time again, headlines appear to ask the same question, “Why aren’t there more women in tech?” as if there isn’t an obvious answer.

Men and women are different. Men and women therefore have different interests, different career goals, different strengths, and different weaknesses.

Generally, women do not dream of working in the tech industry. While this has often been blamed on the “environmental factors” like the “patriarchy,” the truth is, many women just don’t have the inclination for math that’s necessary to be successful in tech.

However, if a woman does, in fact, want to work in tech, affirmative action policies and the fear of looking like an organization is “discriminating” already puts the woman at an advantage over a white or an Asian male. If anything, the EEOC should be examining how the fear of looking like an organization is discrimination can lead to incompetent hires for the sake of female and minority representation.

It should also be noted that when a woman does choose to work in tech, studies have found that there is no pay disparity due to gender.

Regardless of whether women actually want to pursue tech, the EEOC hearing will be bringing together lawyers, marketing professionals, and even someone from the AARP Foundation (which is odd, considering the tech field is constantly changing) to discuss how the lack of women in tech is apparently “discrimination” and how something—maybe even legal action or threats—will be required to fix this “problem.”