I’ve previously written about the absurdities in the tech sector, but it seems that things are getting worse. I’ve also made fun of Sweden plenty of times. It’s not as if diversity hires and enforced gender quotas at conferences (or else!) are bad enough, or as if Sweden wasn’t wrecked enough yet. No, a small Swedish startup thinks that the tech sector is not progressive enough. The picture below shows part of a recruitment poster, which one of my readers came across at a Swedish technical university recently.
They want to hire, but they don’t want to hire white men. But, hey, it’s not discrimination if white men are affected. If you contact them and call them out on their bullshit, they’ll probably claim that is was just a joke. One of the co-founders is a white woman, by the way.
Can you imagine the outcry that would result if a startup indicated they don’t want to hire women and minorities?