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In order to apply for a job at world-renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, applicants must write a diversity statement that will then be factored into the hiring process.
According to internal material obtained by The Post Millennial, the center is requiring job applicants in the final stage to fill out a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement to prove how “anti-racist” they will be while working on life-threatening illnesses like cancer.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center states on its website that its “interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer,” yet a tremendous amount of resources have been directed towards Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) competencies, the knowledge that staff should be able to demonstrate, which included topics regarding intersectionality, racism, and white privilege, amongst many other topics.
Those applying for “Individual Contributor Roles” must fill out 1-2 paragraphs for their statement while those applying for “People Manager Roles” must write 3-4 paragraphs or up to a page.
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