Yea, since when did Capitalism and the free market become equated with Affirmative Action?
I know a lot of companies pay lip service to the unquantifiable "benefits of diversity", but that doesn't mean tech companies are now a social program to artificially inflate minority numbers.
Especially since nowadays, there are often as many or more minority employees of all sorts of backgrounds (Jewish, all flavors of Asian, just not the "disadvantaged" minorities) than there are "white" (which is bullshit anyways, there are lots of disadvantaged white skinned ethnicities as well, which are conveniently ignored), simply because of what is available on the market and who is most competitive.
I say, it is 2015, fuck the ideas of race and skin color. People are people, and let us compete on an equal field in that sense. If the poor need help, then let us help them, but don't color the argument.
This coming from someone who has the ADVANTAGE of being able to self identify as either white or Hispanic on a whim (since most Hispanics have Spanish ancestry, the choice is cultural and left up to the person).