Wow - most of the highly upvoted commenters are idiots.

Generally women and minorities have to be 2X or better to get the same job. Most are dealing with performance anxiety because if they make ANY mistake - it's an indictment on all women/minorities everywhere. It's idiotic that we need to prioritize diversity (and we absolutely should) when the diverse candidates are more determined and smarter than the typical candidates purely because they have been discriminated against since grammar school.

My hiring approach is to figure that anyone that can deal with this BS, still wants the job, and perform is someone I really want on my team. If other people are too stupid, stuck on themselves to see this - I'll happily work with the better talent that they will accept.

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