Uber boss playing the crowd on diversity

Über’s Chief Brand Officer said that “White men need to make more noise about diversity.” Sounds a bit racist to me, but okay. I’m a white man. Here’s my noise:

I want to look around a company and know that the best people for each job are the ones there doing that job.

I don’t give a toss about their racial heritage, how many ovaries or testes they have, who they like to have sex with or whether they walk or wheel themselves around the place. I would want the best people.

If that means having more of one flavour of people than another then that’s the way it goes. Deal with it.

Like it or not, life is a meritocracy and all this tokenism and artificial discrimination biased towards less-able people purely because of their skin colour, gender, orientation or disability is regressive not progressive.

You want to do well in life? Get good at something or get out of the way.

Diversity is great. It’s just not a good enough reason for employment.

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These posts represent the collected thought of Paul Harper. Usually rants, occasionally lucid, always easily ignored. Read, don't read, your call!

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