A company starting to track the ethnic or racial backgrounds of job candidates to help figure out why it’s ending up with a not-so-diverse workforce might make sense – maybe there’s a point in the interview process where minorities are being systematically nixed. That made sense to Twitter engineer Leslie Miley.
But trying to guess applicants’ racial makeup based on their last names? That didn’t go over so well. Until recently, Miley was only the black engineer in a leadership position at Twitter. Now, there are none.