I've noticed that some people see factual statements about their schools as personal attacks even though their personal situations reflect those factual statements. I think this comes from a place of insecurity. If you're truly proud of your software developer job at a start-up, then why get upset when someone says that Google ranks computer science and engineering programs? If you're happy with your professorship at a podunk state university, then why get upset when someone points out the fact that top programs mostly hire professors from other top programs? If you're satisfied with your job as a public defender, then why get upset when someone mentions the fact that major law firms recruit from top law schools? Information is put out there for prospective students to make informed decisions; you've already made your decision. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/03/04/google-hbcu-recruiting/ I remember that, in the first semester of my doctoral program, the doctoral coordinator made it clear to a student that he would not have a chance of getting hired at one of the top criminology programs because it was true. He even showed us a peer-reviewed article to support his claim, but all one has to do is look at faculty CVs. If that student's goal was to teach at University of Maryland, then he had the opportunity to drop out of his current program and try to get into ASU, Penn State, or some other top-ranking criminology program. Otherwise, he could learn to be happy with working at a podunk state university, which is where most of the graduates ended up teaching. Most people are perfectly fine with not working at some prestigious organization. I like working for the government, and I make more than the median income for an accountant or tax preparer, but if working for a major accounting firm had been my goal, I would have appreciated someone showing me an article listing the universities the major accounting firms recruit from. This is not to excuse employers' elitism and classism, but it's not illegal for them to discriminate against low-ranking schools. Some might even argue that these are good business practices if, for example, Google knows that the vast majority of recent graduates from low-ranking CS programs will fail their technical interviews or that a law firm knows that certain law schools in the area have low bar passage rates, and they would have to terminate new-hires who can't pass the bar.