Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Gizmodo calls a Google engineer’s leaked internal memo about the company’s diversity initiatives an “anti-diversity screed.” Recode calls it “sexist.” Most major news organizations frame it in similar terms. The memo has gone viral. (Update: Google has fired the author for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”)
In reality, the problem is that a senior software engineer, perhaps unwittingly, admitted to pondering three of the most scandalous thought-crimes of contemporary American society.