Activists have accused Google of “racist” practices Company response

Activists have accused Google of pursuing

Google has denied all allegations against the company.

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A U.S.-based Dalit civil rights group on Thursday accused Google of racist and hostile workplace practices.

Google has denied the allegations.

“We have no place for racism in our workplace. We have a very clear, universally shared policy against retaliation and discrimination in our workplace,” Google spokeswoman Shannon Newberry told the Washington Post, which was the first to report such alleged practice. Inside the company.

An Indian-American Google employee has resigned in protest.

In a statement, Equality Labs, a leading Dalit civil rights organization dedicated to racial equality, complained that Google management lacked racial competence and endangered its employees because they allowed racial bigotry and harassment to continue in the company.

According to The Washington Post, the executive director of Equality Labs, Tenmozhi Soundararajan, has faced discriminatory claims from Google, which has canceled a Google News on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) discussion on caste for April Dalit History Month.

“At this point, opponents of ethnic equity are spreading internal confusion about beauty and equity labs so that the civil rights event can be derailed until the final cancellation,” Equality Labs said in a statement.

“Love, compassion and justice are at the heart of the movement for national equality,” he said.

“I can’t find the words to express how hurtful and discriminatory Google’s actions were toward its employees and to me, as the company unlawfully canceled a discussion on racial equality. Let it go ৷, “he said.

In response, Tanuja Gupta, a project manager at Google News, founder of Googlers for Ending Forsed Arbitration and a key organizer of Google Walkout, has helped more than 400 Google employees stand up against apartheid who oppose caste equality. Labs Dr.

“The planned talks left members of Gupta’s team frustrated, and their safety was at stake. Google management retaliated with an HR investigation and disciplinary action against Gupta that forced him to resign because he no longer felt safe in the company,” it said.

“Having been with the company for 11 years, I had many reasons to leave, but this was my only need. In the process of my work and in promoting ethnic equity in the company, I saw four women of color being harassed and silenced,” said Tanuja Gupta, former Google project manager. , Shared his resignation email to more than 15,000 Googlers on June 1, 2022.

“The reality is that these are not isolated incidents, this is a pattern.” “We are deeply concerned that Google will retaliate against people for championing a safe workplace and racial equality,” said Alvina Yeh, executive director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO.

“As a workers’ election organization representing the AAPI workers, we know that upholding racial justice means fighting racial discrimination. Our members have taken a strong stand for racial equality, and we know it is an attack on the entire labor movement. We condemn the action.” Management, “Yeh said.

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