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Intel's latest diversity report shows numbers at a standstill

John Savard Silver badge

Obvious Cause

Since minorities are disadvantaged, it is not surprising that the proportion of them at high levels of educational qualification will be lower than in the society as a whole.

But, in addition, technical companies serving the consumer market have an additional difficulty.

Many of the qualified electrical engineers, computer programmers, and so on, who belong to minority groups will have been hired by tech companies with defense contracts or which are otherwise suppliers to the government, because those businesses are required by law to show compliance with Equal Opportunity Employment regulations.

As a result, the remaining companies that are trying to make their workforces more diverse simply to show a commitment to social justice and so on will have a smaller pool of qualified workers to draw on.

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