NIU alum Jesse Ramos, class of 2002, has contacted his alma mater about a recent CNN article that highlights him and other minorities as part of a series on the lack of diversity in corporate America.
The article profiles Ramos and others who responded to CNN’s request to “why Google should hire you.”
Google received bad press after releasing its first public employee diversity report, which revealed that its employees are overwhelmingly white and male.
According to CNN, Google admitted that the company is “not where we want to be when it comes to diversity.” The report shows that 70 percent of the Google staff are men and 61 percent are white. Asians make up 30 percent, Hispanics represent 3 percent and blacks are 2 percent of the total staff.