Big Blue In The Age Of Trump

Oh, Jeebus, they said what?

They seem nice:

“IBM was called out by job seekers for using racially insensitive labels in an online application, prompting an apology from the tech giant.

“New York University computer science student Alex Gao said he felt offended after being forced to choose among ethnic categories including “yellow” and “mulatto” in applying for a software developer internship in the U.S.”


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3 Responses to Big Blue In The Age Of Trump

  1. The information came from local government classifications still used in Brazil and South Africa, he said.

    Translation: “Some lazy IBM offshored programmer in Mumbai googled ‘ethnic classification list’ and clicked ‘I’m feeling lucky’, then copypasta’ed the results into the form.”

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  2. Sirius Lunacy says:

    Wow, I haven’t seen those classification in like half a lifetime. Most kids today would probably think mulatto is something you get at Starbuck’s

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  3. retiredeng says:

    “Sorry Dave. I can’t do that.”


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