Morning Briefing - March 4, 2021

SECTOR NEWS Google’s approach to historically Black schools helps explain why there are few Black engineers in Big Tech For years, Google’s recruiting department used a college ranking system to set budgets and priorities for hiring new engineers. Some schools such as Stanford University and MIT were predictably in the “elite” category, while state schools or institutions that churn out thousands of engineering grads annually, such as Georgia Tech, were assigned to “tier 1” or “tier 2.”

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