Dropbox Hiring Manager Wants ‘Less White People,’ Hires Based on Race

A hiring manager at Dropbox says she doesn’t like white people.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Jasmine Friedl, a hiring manager with Dropbox, says she hires based on race and favors the “BIPOC community” when it comes to searching for employees.
  • BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, [and] People of Color.
  • “Coming soon: my teams at Dropbox will be hiring product designers! I’ve committed to building a truly diverse design community,” Friedl said in a tweet. “So if you belong to our BIPOC communities and have questions that I can answer, hit me up!”
  • In a separate tweet, Friedl claims she would be pleased with having “less” white people in her life.
  • ‘Friedl’ is a German last name, according to acestry.com.
DROPBOX HIRING MANAGER ON WHITE PEOPLE:

“Things I need more in my life: feminism, comedy, truth, and less white people,” Friedl said.

Screenshot from Jasmine Friedl’s locked Twitter account taken May 12, 2022
BACKGROUND:
  • According to Attorney Harmeet Dhillon, this behavior in the workplace is illegal under both federal and state law. “This is illegal under federal and state law,” Dhillon tweeted. “If a white candidate applied for such a job and was denied while a less-qualified candidate was hired, the company would have some questions to answer, and with this kind of evidence, a claim to defend.”
  • While Friedl has her tweets on private, television producer Gregg Le posted screenshots of the manager’s past tweets, where she says she prioritizes conversations with people of color.
  • “When I offer to prioritize BIPOC conversations, I’m offering a little equity: a chance to offer little advice, answer questions, or give little encouragement,” Friedl said. “I also can sometimes give portfolio feedback, or an honest evaluation on where an application might go.”