Women say they quit Google because of racial discrimination: ‘I was invisible’ | Technology | The Guardian

Parthasarathy said she was frustrated by the argument that affirmative action helps unqualified minorities get hired: “People do think it’s easier for me to get into my job … There’s this feeling all the time whenever I do a project, you always have to prove yourself, and that really sucks.”The black woman who worked as a specialist at Google said her experiences with discrimination took a severe toll on her mental health.“There were times I cried at my desk,” she said, adding that she ultimately decided it wasn’t worth the trouble to stay at Google and began looking for jobs outside of the company, not caring that she would be earning a lower salary.At Google, she added, “I was invisible. It was like I didn’t matter. So what was the point of being there?”

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