NYT report on chronic racism at Coinbase | Boing Boing

More than half Coinbase’s black employees complained about discrimination and about three quarters of them quit, reports the New York Times in a long investigation of the company’s chronic and pervasive racism. It is no surprise: CEO Brian Armstrong signaled it over the course of this summer’s George Floyd protests with a blog post ordering employees “to leave worries for issues like racial justice at the door” or leave, which doubtless led to the journalistic scrutiny he now enjoys.
One Black employee said her manager suggested in front of colleagues that she was dealing drugs and carrying a gun, trading on racist stereotypes. Another said a co-worker at a recruiting meeting broadly described Black employees as less capable. Still another said managers talked down to her and her Black colleagues, adding that they were passed over for promotions in favor of less experienced white employees. The accumulation of incidents, they said, led to ……

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