Google is Home to the White Male Nerd Stereotype

By Gary Cutlack on at

Google has yielded to public pressure to reveal stats about the makeup of its employees, publishing the above chart showing just how white and male it is. It's the boys-only sixth-form computer club of the adult world.

In an apologetic blog post about its employee diversity, Google said the company is "...not where we want to be when it comes to diversity," highlighting figures that show its workforce is 70 per cent male and 60 per cent white. The reasons for this are due to society, says Google, pointing out that just 18 per cent of computer science degrees in the US are earned by women. [Google via Time]