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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Google Engineer Writes Common-Sense Memo About Diversity. Google Fires Him

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.



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Of course. But what was he up to? Just had a belly full, or hoping to achieve something?

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 8, 2017 1:56:49 PM