Adobe for All
Some background: Adobe Snowflakes : 2 items
| Attendance - This program requires that you apply to get in to the multi-day event and festivities. If you're a Women, LGBT, etc., you will get in. If you're a white male? You have to tell a compelling story to be allowed to go. They brag about their 50% of people that applied were allowed to go. They ignore that many white males, have learned that application to go is a waste of time, or don't feel welcomed to go... or at least, don't want to go where messages of inclusion for everyone BUT them, is going to be littered throughout. 50% alllowed to go is also saying that they blocked the other 50%, want to take bets on how many of those that couldn't go were white males? Or how many white males were in attendance? If this is about increasing diversity and tolerance, or "for all" then those were the ones that most likely should have been there.|
Don't get me wrong, not all of the speakers are that bad. (We can watch some on video stream). But the overall tone is how to disadvantage white male patriarchy, so that we can get our quotas up. Even while they're claiming, "we don't believe in quotas"... but here's the numbers that we want to improve on anyway. You can't advantage some, without disadvantaging others.
| The non-Quota/Quota - An example of one of the sessions was our Diversity Tsar (I like to think of it as our head of the Department of Rainbows) was bragging about pay parity percentages and how many Women and URM's (Under-represtented Minorities)... but that we shouldn't blog or tweet the numbers... and that “we aren’t aiming for a quota!” because that might incentivize the wrong things, we just wanted to get the numbers up by hiring the best people, and of course the flock of bigots cheered. |
Think about that for a minute like you're not a far-left activist.
The sheep cheered that?! I felt bad for them. There was nothing in that to be cheering.
| Real Diversity - The more I attend these things (even by proxy) the less I care. They're such a fraud.
I was thinking Adobe has over-representation of Indians and Asians, because they're overachievers in academics and tech. And Leftists and LGBT because of offices in the Bay Area and Seattle (as well as NY and Boston). Also Autism and ADHD are likely over-represented because of Tech's asocial nature.
If Adobe cared about diversity, they'd be trying to do University Hires out of more than just a few top colleges. They'd be trying to hire more conservatives (under-represented), more middle eastern, more immigrants from 3rd world countries. They'd start punishing the Indians and the Gays for their over-representation. Now I don't agree with doing that, but numerically, that's a far more valid goal that picking on the minority White Guys. Adobe really only cares about doing a few symbolic gestures to placate the SJW's and pretend they care enough to be appealing to the snowflake graduates of a few top universities, and make the far left find richer targets for their hate.
If I was thinking like I do: a logical right winger, I don't care about these quotas -- I care that we're hiring the best regardless of race/gender preference/political view.
But if I was thinking like an intersectional grievance warrior leftist as they were encouraging, then that overrepresentation must be remedied for there to be Social Justice. It's not the White Males that are the problem, it's that many groups are over-represented, and through no fault of their own, they must be punished, since their numbers don't match some imaginary bean counters view of utopia! Of course the left isn't introspective enough to understand what they're actually preaching, so they cheer at all the wrong parts, and miss the irony of their own message. I needed a shower.
Again, I like Adobe. I like the company in general. And it's less obnoxious about this stuff than most of the bigots in Silicon Valley. But the efforts are still condescending, insulting, hypocritical, and bigoted. I feel anger towards the other companies that do it. I feel embarrassment when I see an otherwise good company doing it.... even if we're slightly less obnoxious about it than most.