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Google is still mostly white and male

The Google logo features the Eiffel Tower on the Google campus in Mountain View, CA.

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The Google logo features the Eiffel Tower on the Google campus in Mountain View, CA.

Latinos are better represented at Google compared with a year ago, according to the company’s latest diversity report. And more women hold technical roles.

But not by a lot. Google remains mostly white, Asian, and male, and that hasn’t budged much in the last year.

Here’s the breakdown of how things changed in 2016.

    • Latinos saw an increase to 4 percent in 2016 from 3 percent of employees in 2015.
    • Black Googlers and women remain flat at 2 percent and 31 percent of company employees respectively.
    • All three groups are even less represented in technical roles, however the percentage of women in technical roles increased to 20 percent from 19 percent.
    • Women also made a small gain in leadership, increasing their presence to 25 percent of leadership roles from 24 percent.
    • The percentage of Asian employees increased more than any other group, to 35 percent from 32 percent of employees.
    • The percentage of Googlers who are white decreased to 56 percent from 59 percent.

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However, Asians are underrepresented in leadership at Google. In 2016, only 27 percent of Asians held leadership roles, but that’s two percent more than in 2015. Whites were disproportionately represented at 68 percent.

By Tess Townsend, Recode.net.

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