Today, on behalf of a set of concerned Dropbox shareholders, the ACR Project demanded that the company publicly retract its illegal, discriminatory hiring and promotional policies.
Last week, reports indicated that a single senior executive at Dropbox had tweeted that she and it would “choose to prioritize folks in our BIPOC and URM communities” in filling a job opening. As initially covered, the disclosure appeared to reflect a single executive’s rogue statement.
However, the ACR Project’s further investigation has determined otherwise. For years, Dropbox has programmatically embraced race and sex discrimination in hiring and promotions, with the nominal goal of producing “a workforce representative of the world and its different dimensions.” Throughout, Dropbox has gauged its achievement of such “representative[ness across all] the world[’s] different dimensions” exclusively through race and sex based metrics.
Accordingly, the Dropbox website appears to openly admit violations of a slew of state and federal laws. Those laws include, at least, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and a host of relevant, parallel state enactments, including those of California (where Dropbox headquarters).
The ACR Project has demanded that Dropbox’s officers and directors act to retract the policies within 30 business days.
You can read the full letter, below.