Intel Allocates $300 Million for Workplace Diversity

Nick Wingfield, New York Times, January 7, 2015

Over the last year, Apple, Google and other big technology companies have faced mounting criticism by civil rights leaders about the lack of diversity in their work forces, which are populated mostly by white and Asian men.

Now Intel, the giant chip maker, is taking more concrete steps to do something about it.

On Tuesday, Intel said the company’s work force would better reflect the available talent pool of women and underrepresented minority groups in the United States within five years. If successful, the plan would increase the population of women, blacks, Hispanics and other groups at Intel by at least 14 percent during that period, the company said.

In addition, Intel said it has established a $300 million fund to be used in the next three years to improve the diversity of the company’s work force, attract more women and minorities to the technology field and make the industry more hospitable to them once they get there. The money will be used to fund engineering scholarships and to support historically black colleges and universities.

The company also said it would invest in efforts to bring more women into the games business, partly as an antidote to the harassment feminist critics and game developers have faced in recent months. {snip}

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Many of the largest technology companies have released reports showing that roughly 70 percent of their employees are men and 30 percent are women. Depending on the company, blacks account for anywhere from 2 to 7 percent of workers at big tech companies.

The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., who has led a campaign to pressure technology companies on diversity, said Intel was going beyond what others have done to remedy the imbalance in their work forces by setting more specific goals for hiring.

“There is no comparison,” said Mr. Jackson, the founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, who has spoken to Intel about its plans. “It is far beyond at this point. I think others are going to follow their lead.”

Intel’s goals, though, face the harsh reality described by many technology leaders: The supply of skilled workers from underrepresented groups, especially in technical fields like engineering, is limited.

Rosalind L. Hudnell, Intel’s chief diversity officer, cited statistics showing that just 18 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees go to women. That makes it especially difficult to improve diversity at Intel, which leans more heavily on technical employees than other tech companies.

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Intel’s employment statistics are fairly similar to those of its peers. It has published company gender and race statistics for over a decade. Its latest figures show that 76 percent of its American employees are male, 4 percent are black and 8 percent are Hispanic.

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  • Robonuts

    Does this include money for “workplace violence” like at Fort Hood and Oklahoma City?

    • bbshaw

      Does this include money to compensate for the ” I don’t care anymore” that befalls their staff when they realize their boss and co-workers are idiots.

      • LHathaway

        That’s 6 months on almost any job these days.

        Blacks and Hispanics suffer: hire more Chinese, Indians, Arabs and South Americans. As long as white men are eliminated from the worker pool, it doesn’t matter which men replace them. Are we color blind and sensitive, or not? Well, maybe not that sensitive. Perhaps new blood is preferred.

  • lack of diversity in their work forces, which are populated mostly by white and Asian men

    Again with the moving goalpost definition of diversity. Asians aren’t diverse? Well, they are when you want them to be, they’re not when you don’t want them to be.

    The company also said it would invest in efforts to bring more women into the games business, partly as an antidote to the harassment feminist critics and game developers have faced in recent months.

    The “harassment” there is by feminist SJWs, not against them. That is, if this is referring to GamerGate.

    This money will mainly be used to hire the close relatives of black reverends with cracker jack box theology degrees, hiring them into useless make work jobs at Intel, in non-tech departments like HR/Personnel, EEO, and what not. That’s how you shut black reverends up, by giving stuff to either them or their relatives.

    • propagandaoftruth

      $300,000,000 allocated to the private version of “gubbamint cheese jobs”.

      Oh, a “diversity director” here, an assistant engineer to the assistant engineer there…I’m not sure what this guy’s job is, but he’s doing it…

      And the cost, like all else associated with White Genocide (diversity) is predictably passed on to the consumer.

    • Fathercoughlin

      A Bunch of dumb lazy clods–broads,jigaboos,and MEXICANS??– will be reaping some major rewards!

  • Luca

    Tech companies can also count on much of that money going to black consultants with Affirmative Action degrees, preaching at endless meetings about all the joys of diversity without provide one logical example.

    First, they will waste money by paying the consultants and then, they lose productivity by having their employees sit there and receive nothing tangible for their time spent.

    Another transfer of wealth scheme. And Jesse will get his kick back fee from his consultants.

  • MekongDelta69

    …Aaaaand there goes Intel. Right into the sewer, along with the other Silly-Con idiots, who just gotten extorted.

  • Thor’s Hammer

    I’m sick of this sort of thing. I’m no tech guy (I’m in college for physical therapy), but this I do know; to work in tech, you have to do well in advanced mathematics. Negroes can’t do mathematics. (Or science, technology or engineering) Everyone knows that including Jesse the Negro, but no one will say it. I want to be the Intel CEO for one week. I’ll do it for free too, I just want to tell all these race baiters to get lost and if they want negroes to work there (or anyone for that matter): computer literacy tests. No hiring someone with some idiotic, made up degree just so negroes can say they have a degree, most likely from a negroes only college (therefore bringing into question if they actually did the coursework or if the curriculum is actually college level). Take the test, if you score in the top say 15% of everyone taking the test you get a job. It’s a private company, responsible to shareholders and people have to be able to perform, regardless of race. The best person deserves the job, not the best negro.

    • guest

      Yes, only qualified people should be hired for the job. But to the diversity elitists like Jesse Jackson, it’s more important that businesses become some multicultural brown-shaded rainbow than be prosperous and successful. The business may fail, but hey, at least it’s “multicultural and diverse”.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Well, Rakim might gets him a job at intel. Head negro in charge of making computers less rayciss.

      Maybe some evil White dude with a masters degree will be given a job to assist Rakim and teach him how to use a computer. Or just do his job for him and give him credit.

      • Julius Caesar

        I can’t find the image on my computer, but Rakim is featured on the Family Watchdogs website for being a convicted child molester. Who woulda thunk it?

        • propagandaoftruth

          Hey, I don’t think Intel has the right to know this. Plus, how many kids work at Intel anyway?

  • Tom_in_Miami

    “In addition, Intel said it has established a $300 million fund to be
    used in the next three years to improve the diversity of the company’s
    work force, attract more women and minorities to the technology field
    and make the industry more hospitable to them once they get there. The
    money will be used to fund engineering scholarships and to support
    historically black colleges and universities.”

    Meanwhile, the Japanese laugh at us and proceed ahead, hiring only on the basis of talent.

    I wonder how much Jesse will get out of this assault on white males.

    • Fathercoughlin

      Support black colleges??? What a joke! Most of them are broke,as kneegrows don’t exactly donate to their alma mater,(‘cept for Bill Cosby,lol),financial management is terrible,money poured on these crap dumps is stolen and wasted.And the students are morons who have no bidness being in college anyway.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    just 18 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees go to women. That makes it especially difficult to improve diversity at Intel, which leans more heavily on technical employees than other tech companies.

    Hey, let’s not let FACTS get in the way of our rhetoric!

  • Valmont

    As someone once remarked about whores, “You’re not paying them for the sex, you’re paying them so they’ll go away.” How long will $300 million keep the Reverend Jackson from coming back?

  • RacialRay

    I work for one of the biggest defense contractors on the planet and we can’t buy a qualified black engineer at any price. We are so loaded up on ‘tokens’ but we’ve actually had to sacrifice a number of overqualified Asian employees through the years, in a most perverse, suicidal genuflection to the quota system. Try to imagine the lunacy of retaining barely literate Hispanic single mothers in part-time ‘technical’ positions while letting go of Asian doctoral students because our numbers did not meet the goobermint-mandated “diversity standard”. That is the sad reality of the direction in which my field has gone.

    Just where does Intel think its going to find those magical unicorns to fill its diversity slots?

    • dmxinc

      Remember, the Chinese face no such obstacles when producing technology.

      We are screwed.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        We are, but not because the Chinese face no obstacle – they do not have the creativity that Whites do.

        The Chinese moon lander, launched in 2013, lasted a month:

        China’s lunar rover appears not to be as agile or as long-lived as its name. Yutu’s mechanical problems arose as the rover entered its second lunar night in late January. Signals from Chang’e 3 have not been received since the early months of 2014,

        White Americans landed men on the moon in 1969 and brought them safely back to earth.

        White Americans have TWO working rovers on Mars, the Curiosity launched in 2011, and Opportunity, which landed in 2004, over 10 years ago.

        The Curiosity. Sunrise on Mars.

        Celebrate White Achievement!!

        • dmxinc

          Everything you mention is only a matter of time for the Chinese.

          I have no doubt that left to ourselves and our culture, Whites would have outperformed everyone (look at the innovation of Germany before and during WWII. Even the Russians and our space programs came from those men and their achievements).

          But take note that arguably the highest quality phone, the iphone, is manufactured in China. Don’t fool yourself, the West with its shackles of Third Worlders and the loss of our work ethic is on a downward spiral and the Chinese are moving forward and will not repeat our immigration mistakes.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            Oh, I well understand what is happening in the West and how White culture, heritage, traditions, holidays, science and history are being systematically destroyed. I live and work in the midst of it.

            The iPhone may be manufactured in China due to cheap labor, but make no mistake it was not created there.

            The Chinese are not creative or innovative. They are, however, good at stealing technology created by Whites.

            In 1996, Congress passed a law making theft of industrial secrets a federal crime. The offense rises to espionage if the secrets are handed over to a foreign government. Every single person arrested or convicted under this law has been Asian and the vast majority have been Chinese.

            — Jared Taylor, White Identity, p. 214.

            I’ve written often that the reason there are so many foreign students in these grad programs is basically H-1B: H-1B draws in the foreign students, hoping for a job after graduation; the influx suppresses wages, causing America’s best and brightest to avoid STEM careers. An influential National Science Foundation position paper predicted this 20 years ago, and it proved quite prophetic.

            My own recent research found that the former foreign students, now working in industry, are actually LESS likely to produce a patent than are Americans of the same age, education etc., in the fields of computer science and electrical engineering.

            So, the less innovative are displacing the more innovative, a net loss.

            –Dr. Norm Matloff:

            http //www vdare com/posts/dr-norm-matloff-on-the-foreign-inventors-study-hyped-by-industry-and-the-wsj

            Work by Vining and others shows that E. Asians do in fact have a narrower SD (standard deviation) in their range of IQ scores across their population. This is likely why the “smart fraction” theory holds up so well. The E. Asians have a 3 – 5 point edge in average IQ, but whites have a much wider distribution, with the percentage of whites with IQs over 140 much higher. Couple that with the higher creativity and better divergent thinking overall in Caucasians and there’s the reason for the lag when it comes to Asians inventing things.

          • dmxinc

            Bon

            We face the same problem with China as we do with India.

            Overall we are “better,” but within their mass populations, they have man for man at least as many intelligent and creative individuals. They are drawing from over 1.5 billion people

            Couple that with allowing them to invade our countries along with being dragged down by our other third world elements and it is a long term disaster for the West.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            I am much more concerned with the demise of the White race and attendant heritage, culture, etc. than I am about Asians.

            Anyone suggesting the Chinese take in hordes of 3rd world African and mestizo refugees to atone for “past bad acts” – or insist on telling the Chinese they “don’t exist as a people,” need Africans to boost their economy, etc., (lies forced on us IOW), would, in short order, (rightfully) find a bullet in the back of his head with his family sent a bill for the bullet.

            We must save ourselves and our unique DNA – because no one else will. This is where we must concentrate and focus our energy.

            I read this yesterday by Bo Sears of Resisting Defamation dot com:

            Yes, the time has come to talk about defamation, discrimination, education, family formation, and safety & health issues uniquely facing the diverse white American peoples but specifically from the point of view of problems of white people, not complaints about other people. This goes against the primary activity of most white activists, namely complaining about other demographics, but we do have special interests in living in a safe, healthy, pro-family environment, and that should be the focus. It’s hard to take, but complaining about other demographics is not our job.

            You have NO idea how angry I am about this issue.

          • dmxinc

            You cannot help but bring other “demographics” into the conversation when they have been forcably integrated with our own.

    • Fathercoughlin

      White woman are obv snmarter than negroes;expect to see more and more women entering these fields and contributing…nada.The point is not JUST to enrich the negro,but to attack the white male. White females will pulld own lots of money,take up space and push white men to do their work for them.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      My son is studying EE/CS at a UC in California.

      He’s already been subjected to these “diversity” lectures in the IT workplace.

      The last lecture he was forced to listen to was from a tranny (I’m not kidding he/she was very proud of having had gender-reassignment surgery, I’m sure at taxpayer expense) – demanding more “people of color” and gay/transgendered people be placed as characters in video games.

      The feeling was after the lecture (all were unfortunately too afraid to say anything during the lecture since the prof was sitting right there and it could affect their grade) — if trannies, gays, blacks- whoever- want to see more “poc” or gays, etc. in video games – there is nothing stopping them from raising funding and then designing, creating and programming their own games – a two year process.

      • LHathaway

        It seems like forcing your son to put them in is more cost effective than creating their own game and doing it

      • Charles Martel

        So true. Which would gamers rather play: a John Madden video game or a Michael Sam video game?

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          The good news is, the students, according to my son, are not buying into the PC lies – in fact, they see straight through them. They want to design and create video games and understand what does and doesn’t sell.

          I think the brainwashing started to wear off at the end of high school when this group of high-achieving, high IQ Whites (and yes, Asians too) saw blacks and browns far below them in class rank and test scores fawned over by major universities – offered full rides, etc. – while they were rejected by many of those same universities. Of course, these engineering students either pay full freight or their parents (like me) pay. One math book was over $300 (!!).

          Funny, there don’t seem to be any black or brown electrical engineering students in any of my son’s classes, but the “black/chicano studies” seems to be full of them.

    • LHathaway

      A previous AmRen poster years ago said companies have simply created jobs for AA hires. He sounded credible.

      • Augustus3709

        Hey somebody’s gotta polish the doorknobs to the server room.

    • Dr. X

      I’ve seen “diversity” hiring, and this is exactly the way it works. A certain number of incompetent tokens are hired. They typically do little to no actual work, or very shoddy work, while qualified whites bust their humps. This is of course overlooked by the employer. The whites quietly and discreetly grumble about it, but tolerate it because to complain about it means getting fired. The “job” of the token is to be a “professional minority” and simply be “seen” in the employer’s environment, while highly qualified whites or Asians are either not hired, or hired as contractors or consultants with no benefits or job security while the black token is lavishly paid.

      The costs of this inefficiency are transferred to the customer (or the taxpayer) who essentially pays a “diversity tax” in the final price of the product.

  • Chip Carver

    Sell your intel stock. LOL

    • Strider73

      Better yet, short it or buy put options.

  • dd121

    The hypocrisy is that Intel didn’t get rich off the brains of negroes.

    • HE2

      dd, has anyone, anywhere, become rich off the brains of negroes? Tell me if you know any.

      • Charles Martel

        Skippy peanut butter??

        • dd121

          Charley, please go back to France and save Europe!

      • dd121

        Most of the blacks I’ve know have a child-like mentality. Impulsive and not at all analytic.

  • Sick of it

    There goes computer technology.

  • jim

    I’ll stick with AMD…

    • Scott Rosen

      They’ll follow suit in short order.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    $300 million for unqualified low-IQ unqualified non-Whites to sit around all day and stay out of the way of the producers of the next generation of chips, that’s $300 million less for Intel to produce things that people want to buy.

    I read on another thread this is all the fault of a new CEO known as “Burger King.”

    Time to short Intel stock.

    • Dr.Bazzi

      This baloney of hiring black twits will being about Intel’s own demise, wait and see.
      “Land of Babble” tells me you get it. Diversity another name for this tower of Babble.

  • ThatWhiteGuy

    Never could the actual answer to this “problem” be the fact that the majority of non-white and non-Asian minorities (women included) don’t go into engineering from the get go.

  • WR_the_realist

    Will we ever see an American corporate leader with a spine?

    Unfortunately, no.

    • Dr.Bazzi

      Only when we are pushed to the wall and that appears to be coming soon.

    • I said in one of the Charlie Hebdo threads yesterday afternoon that I am not optimistic about modern white democratic-egalitarian man “getting it” and “waking up.”

      Someone else in this thread stated that he wished he could be the unpaid CEO of Intel for a short time, and he’d give everyone hell. So would I, but it’s a moot point.

      Just as democracy applied to public politics is degenerative, a publicly traded corporation is the business world’s equivalent of a democracy. You and I know what we would do as Intel CEO, but by the same token, you and I will never be the CEO of Intel.

  • IKUredux

    OMG, OMG, OMG. These people have done absolutely NOTHING, ever, in the history of the world. This country is and has been, created by heartless, profit seeking capitalists. So what! The capitalists, those money sucking so and sos, have done one of two things:Take advantage of hardworking people. Take advantage of really smart, hardworking people. BLACKS ARE NEITHER. PERIOD. So, part of me is gratified that these smug, democrat contributing entities, should be forced to endure the ineptitude of Blacks that the rest of us are constantly forced to endure. Wait, that would be ALL of me.

  • JohnEngelman

    I wish these companies would have the courage to explain why most of their employees are white and Asian men. All they need to do is publish the data from job applications, resumes, and mental aptitude tests of job applicants.

    • Charles Martel

      But that would be raycisss. . .

  • Yves Vannes

    So bongo, bongo, bongo, I don’t wanna leave the Congo, oh no no no no no
    Bingo, bangle, bungle, I’m so happy in the jungle, I refuse to go
    Don’t want no bright lights, false teeth, doorbells, landlords, I make it clear
    That no matter how they coax him, I’ll stay right here.

    Another meaningless payoff that will produce nothing of any consequence – except waste valuable assets, squander opportunity costs and cost some bright young non blacks a career.

  • OhWow

    It’s no wonder America is not leading the way anymore in terms of technology, inventions, and exploration.

    When you replace talent with skin color, that’s what you get.

  • Bardon Kaldian

    Equality of opportunity is not the equality of results. But- this somehow eludes egalitarian dogmatists. What’s next ? Men should have babies ?

  • Harry

    This has nothing to do with workforce diversity and everything to do with businesses once again being extorted by a race hustler.

  • HE2

    Am I glad I sold my Intel. Must have caught a whiff of the disaster in the air.

    Wonder how Sony’s CEO is handling the Al NotSharpton shakedown for more blacks in films, commercials, and I assume the technical aspects of film production?
    Is Al blind? That is all you see. As for the film tech jobs, who knows how many blacks come close to qualifying for such positions?

  • Dr.Bazzi

    I hate to sound like a broken record but I will. This remaking of the tower babble could never happen with an homogenous nation. Jackson is a “preacher” of Marx who was white and is nothing but a ragged bum at best he should have been dealt with decades ago. Martin Kings right hand man!
    Intel will become like GM with breakdown problems and eventually going out of business or moving off shore where there are no Black incompetents who they are forced to hire.
    The white and Asians will be forced to carry these bozos and will become tire of doing so, I know I had to carry a Black “affirmative action” nitwit who ad stupid as chicken.

  • R L Buds

    The only reason they have this “extra” $300 million is their lack of diversity.

  • Yancy Derringer

    “Get out of my office, you racist. We don’t discriminate here.” Intel CEO to Jackson in a sane world.

  • Lkoehn

    Wont be long and Intel will be producing retarded microprocessors.

  • Bunky

    Start investing in AMD.

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    Crock that every company and university has to have Diversity Officers. At university where my sister in law is a professor, there are separate diversity dean’s for every college within the university……College of Arts and Science diversity dean. ….Business DD…….

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    Contents of Computer Museum in Silicon Valley says it all. Liberals out there could not locate single black to credit with any significant contribution to computer history. But I’m sure they would’ve if they could’ve.