Uber releases disappointing diversity report, strives for ‘transparency’

Many people criticized its numbers and the names of its staff groups, which included a lot of ethnic puns. However, the employee pool isn’t much different from other tech organizations.

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On Tuesday, Uber released its first diversity report—and many are criticizing, not applauding, the move.

The organization’s report starts off strong with a section on the initiatives it funds and its goals, including bringing more women and minorities into its fold:

We’re dedicating $3 million over the next three years to support organizations working to bring more women and underrepresented people into tech. This year, our recruiting team is also embarking on a college tour to recruit talented students at colleges across the country, including a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). Our employee resource groups play a huge role in all our recruiting events that are focused on hiring women and people of color at Uber.

Then, however, the report quickly dissolves into a string of disappointing diversity statistics and puns.

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