EDIT: I’ve got enough of the recorded meeting in a video, and I have screenshots of the comments from the senior engineer, which is actually the most important part. I will likely be chatting with an attorney today.
In the meeting, the head of HR (a White female) said, “We get a lot of applicants for our jobs, and they all look the same - you know what I mean. ... As of now we will be pausing the hiring of non POC until we find applicants who fit the racial mix we want in the company.”
Now here’s the crucial part. A leading engineer posed a question through the meeting chat. He asked for clarification on this since it’s difficult to find qualified candidates. The HR gal verbally responded that yes they’d delay hiring Whites In favor of POCs.
And the engineer then asked for further clarification stating that this means we’re effectively not hiring White people since a company has a short window within which to hire a good candidates (meaning they’ll get snapped up by another firm).
HR gal did not respond to this as I think it treads on illegality.
Can anyone confirm this? Also, what can I do about this? As I said the meeting was recorded.