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Even in Google, Bias Lived

Bias and racism live everywhere, even in Google. Hope the world can overcome this paralysis. Yes, until recently, black employers along with their Latino colleagues have to prove they belong by showing their ID cards.

As major U.S. companies reckon with systemic racism in the workplace, Black and Latinx Googlers are said to have affected change in Google's on-campus security practices after speaking with CEO Sundar Pichai. Unidentified sources tell Bloomberg that employees were encouraged to check colleagues’ ID badges on campus, but the practice ended after staffers complained that Black and Latinx workers were often singled out. In a blog post last month, Pichai announced the end of the "tailgater" badge-checking policy.

Very unfortunate indeed that even at that top level, respect cannot come naturally.

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