Big Tech’s Terrible Diversity Record – Visualized Using its Logos @adafruit #adafruit
Here’s an interesting, if disheartening visualization of the current state of racial and gender diversity at Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. The company logos have been re-designed to reflect the percentages of different races, and another set to represent gender inequality. Full Fast Company article can be found here.
In 2014, I made Google doodles of the company’s awful racial and gender diversity using their logo. Over the past year, I went back and updated it, and made a similar version for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft. In making these data visualizations I was surprised how little progress has been made in the past 5 years, despite the companies’ massive budgets and professed commitments to diversity. …you can check out the logo visualizations, attached, and the full write-up over at Fast Company.
Here’s a sample of the graphics found in the article:
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