Amazon Forcing Employees to Confess 'Unconscious Racial Bias,' Whistleblower Claims
E-commerce giant goes woke on employees
E-commerce giant Amazon is forcing its employees to confess their “unconscious racial bias” and acknowledge their white privilege, according to a whistleblower at the company.
The revelation comes just a week after the company giant announced this year’s “equity” goals.
The company also holds "town halls" where Amazon vice presidents are “forced to talk about how they grew up with unconscious biases” and their white privilege, according to a company insider.
“Obviously, they bring out the white male VPs to talk about all this,” the insider said.
Live Q&A sessions are included in the town hall where employees have asked the senior executives to describe a specific incident where they experience their white privilege and what they could do to change their actions.
“The stories that they come back with are so obviously just false and fake, but it’s just stuff that they have to say during these meetings,” the insider said.
The whistleblower received an internal company email that gave a detailed set of company-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion goals for 2021, which prompted him to call them out.
“These goals represent the next step in Amazon’s diversity, equity, and inclusion journey, not the final destination,” Amazon human resources chief Beth Galetti wrote in a post on the company’s blog that was blasted out to employees this week.
This year's goals include doubling the black employees within senior positions.
Amazon will also increase the number of black employees in less senior positions by at least 30 percent.
It will also increase the number of black software development engineer interns by at least 40 percent.
“The most important work we did in 2020 was less visible,” Amazon’s post read.
“We spent several months diving deep into the mechanisms we use to hire, develop, and promote employees, so that we can better identify opportunities to ensure equitable access for all.”
“Much of the conversation in 2020 was about the Black community,” the company added.
The Daily Wire reported:
The Seattle-based tech behemoth also plans to retain employees at similar rates across all demographics as well as increase the number of women in several senior tech and science roles by 30 percent. It remains unclear whether the goal is to even out racial representation of minorities across all departments. Amazon’s tech department, for example, is about 90 percent Indian-American and Asian-American, according to the company insider.
“It seems like they’re no longer sticking to the ‘we’ll hire the best person for the job’ narrative that they’ve been pushing,” the insider said.
Amazon will also “inspect inclusion sentiment” by demographic for all employees and make sure 100 percent of employees engage in required inclusion trainings.
The company committed to more frequent internal reporting on equity issues and will scrutinize and address any notable differences among demographics in performance reviews and attrition on Amazon teams.
Amazon will also work to address any “new instances of non-inclusive terms” in company documents.