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That's how it was interpreted, if he didn't imply what I wrote, he would still have his job.
To me, the Google memo is an outlier—I cannot remember the last time so many outlets and observers mischaracterized so many aspects of a text everyone possessed. Casually perusing “anti-diversity” headlines without reading the memo might mislead readers into thinking a Google employee had assigned a negative value to gender diversity, when in fact he assigned a positive value to gender diversity, but objected to some ways it was being pursued and tradeoffs others would make to maximize it.
Studies have shown just the opposite. One found that even though black and Latino students at the University of Texas tend to have lower standardized test scores than more affluent white students, their grades, first-year retention rates, and four-year graduation rates are just as good or better. Students of color can thrive if offered the opportunity.
This reflects a complex web of racism that simultaneously serves to rhetorically lift Asian Americans over black Americans and Latinos while ensuring that they don’t rise too high above their station as minorities. This is evident in their overrepresentation at universities and in lower-level positions in the workplace but their vast underrepresentation in higher-level positions, a phenomenon dubbed the “bamboo ceiling.”