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William Briggs: Google lauds diversity but fires staff who are diverse

James Damore's email questioning Google's 'ideological echo chamber' goes viral

William Briggs: Google lauds diversity but fires staff who are diverse

Walk into Google’s headquarter’s and say, “Diversity is our strength.” Know what would happen?

A thousand unquestioning strident voices would echo “Diversity … Diversity … Diversity … .” And then bots, preprogrammed monomaniacal zombies, would roam the halls looking to administer pain to those who fail to amplify the call.

This isn’t surmise. It’s been tried, and it works.

Google employee James Damore, a gentleman with many genuine intellectual accolades, has witnessed the phenomenon first-hand. He’s now without a job.

Did you get my memo?

Damore wrote an internal, modest, never-meant-for-outside-eyes memo “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” He dared say, “On average, men and women biologically differ in many ways.”

Now he might have got away with that. Those who worship at the cult of Diversity sometimes, but only sometimes and always with great reluctance, grant that men and women differ biologically.

It was what he said next that cut Damore’s own throat.

This article continues at [Stream.org] In Celebration of Cult of Diversity, Google Sacrifices Employee

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