lakeelmoleader.com
lakeelmoleader.com August 22, 2017


Google Sacks Employee Who Wrote Anti-Diversity Manifesto

09 August 2017, 12:26 | Ruben Fields

Memo On 'Google's Ideological Echo Chamber' Sparks Outrage

Anti-diversity document written by Google employee encounters mass internal criticism

Damore has since confirmed his dismissal.

A Google employee who wrote an internal memo critical of the company's diversity efforts has been fired, according to reports late Monday.

But he said: "To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK".

"We need to stop assuming that gender gaps imply sexism", he wrote. Women, he said, have more "openness directed towards feelings and aesthetics rather than ideas" - meaning they "prefer jobs in social or artistic areas".

Google has fired one of its employees, who penned the 10-page document titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber", which went viral over the weekend.

At first Damore's identity was not known publicly, as journalists thought it best to not disclose it given certain threats made against Damore in the online backlash to the memo's contents.

A document detailing the personal opinion of a Google software engineer has been the subject of concern over at the company, as the views expressed in it has been described as "anti-diversity" and "mistaken".

China warns Indian troops to get out of contested region
As far as economic strength is concerned, China is one of the leading countries among major contributors and economic partners. Meanwhile Chinese official media is keeping up the offensive, with China spending these days briefing other missions.

And yet, the values being espoused by the Google leadership in the heat of the spotlight can not gloss over a problem that remains deeply set in the company's culture.

Earlier in the day, Recode reported Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google's parent, Alphabet Inc.

After the controversy arose, Brown sent a statement to staff condemning Damore's views and affirmed the company's stance on diversity.

The employee also, helpfully, lists suggestions for how Google can improve gender diversity - because he's all for it - by considering the personality differences between men and women. "But given the heated debate we've seen over the past few days, I feel compelled to say a few words", Brown said in her address to Google staff.

Google condemned the post after it became public on Saturday. "We'll continue to stand for that and be committed to it for the long haul", according to Bloomberg Technology.

Googlers have been mixed in their levels of support for the sacking, but some have said that they believe it not only to be the right thing but that they wouldn't wish to work with Damore.

Damore's firing will doubtlessly add more fuel to what has turned into an explosive topic.



Other News

Trending Now

Stabbing suspects made donation in victim's name
Friday evening, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that Chicago police "has gotten word that Prof". Warren surrendered to police in San Francisco; Lathem turned himself in to authorities in Oakland, Calfiornia.

Afghan police killed, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldier wounded in 'insider attack'
Governor spokesman Umar Zwak said no security personnel was killed in the suicide auto bombing while some injured. He said one police officer was killed at the scene and another who was wounded died later in hospital.

Monaco join Chelsea, Man U in race for Barca defender
The player, though, could be set to leave the club, with Manchester United and Chelsea both interested. Chelsea are also a suitor for the midfielder-turned-right-back and could also come in with an offer.

Fox News suspends host Eric Bolling after report of lewd text messages
Based on her account, Bolling also asked her out for meals on several occasions, but she managed to refuse every time. Rotating substitute hosts will fill on for Bolling on The Specialists on weekdays and Cashin In' on Saturdays.

9/11 victim's remains identified 16 years after attack
In some cases, scientists have gone back to the same bone fragment 10 or more times , hoping new technology will provide answers. Sixteen years after the attack, the New York City Medical Examiner's Office said it identified one of the victims.

NDA confident of Naidu's victory in VP polls
Almost 97 per cent of the members of Parliament exercised their franchise till 3 pm in the vice presidential poll on Saturday. Members of both Houses of Parliament vote in the vice-presidential election through secret ballot and no whip is allowed.

Iranian Drone Buzzes US Fighter Jet Over Persian Gulf
Naval Forces Central Command said that the small drone's actions were risky and failed to follow global maritime laws and customs. The US used an emergency radio frequency in the immediate area to warn those operating the drone to back away.

Australian Navy Locates Missing US Aircraft
Australian Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne said Australian Defence Force (ADF) capabilities had been deployed to assist. Ospreys were grounded in Japan last December after pilots ditched one in shallow water just off Camp Schwab in northern Okinawa.

UN Security Council Imposes Punishing New Sanctions on North Korea
Mr Wright explained to MSNBC: "Looks like it pretty much can get to New York, Boston and probably falls just short of Washington". Both diplomats spoke to the AP condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the issues publicly.

Tesla Model X Is $3000 Cheaper Today Due to Improved Margins
Tesla also is involved in installing solar-paneled roofs and producing batteries that can store the energy and power homes. Essentially, Tesla is borrowing money from investors and agreeing to pay them the money back plus interest.