Civil War Update: Blowback at Google

Further to our item yesterday on the Google engineer who has circulated a politically incorrect memo about the authoritarian ideology of “gender diversity” at the company, Reuters reports today that two Google company spokespeople have officially condemned the memo:

Two Google executives criticized a memo that circulated late last week at the company from an unnamed engineer suggesting that there were “biological causes” for underrepresentation of women in technology and leadership.

Among the views in the employee’s roughly 3,000-word memo was that “distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership.” . . .

“Part of building an open, inclusive environment means fostering a culture in which those with alternative views, including different political views, feel safe sharing their opinions,” [Danielle] Brown [Google’s new vice president of diversity, integrity, and governance—seriously, that’s her job title] wrote.

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But that discourse needs to work alongside the principles of equal employment found in our Code of Conduct, policies, and anti-discrimination laws,” Brown added.

Google vice president Aristotle Balogh also wrote an internal post criticizing the employee’s memo, saying “stereotyping and harmful assumptions” could not be allowed to play any part in the company’s culture.

A Google spokesperson told Reuters that the statements from Brown and Balogh were official responses from Google.

Translation: You’re fired, dude. (If he isn’t already.)

Wait: what’s the old slogan of Google? “Don’t be evil” I think? Heh.

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