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Enoch Powell 06-08-2017 10:15

Diversity programs at Google discriminatory, says engineer's anti-diversity manifesto

A document written by an unnamed senior software engineer at Google suggesting the company encourage "ideological" rather than gender diversity, is generating anger within the company and in Silicon Valley.

Titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," the male author wrote that women don't make up 50% of the company's tech and leadership positions not because of sexism but because of differences in their preferences and abilities.

He also writes that the company's focus on diversity tends to alienate conservatives, which he believes is bad for business as conservatives tend to be more conscientious, a trait that is required for "much of the drudgery and maintenance work characteristic of a mature company."

The essay comes as Google is engaged in an ongoing effort to try to get more women and minorities into technical and leadership jobs, and as the Mountain View-based company is being investigated by the Labor Department over allegations that it does not pay men and women equally.

Just a month ago Google hired Danielle Brown, the former head of diversity at Intel, to be its vice president of diversity.

In the past several years as staffing data has come out, Silicon Valley firms have been shown to hire a high proportion of white and Asian men, but fewer women and other minorities. Increased efforts to deal with the lack of diversity have also created a backlash against such initiatives.

Sounds reasonable, why try to shoehorn people into roles they aren't best suited to, just to satisfy the modern cult of diversity.

I imagine this Google Engineer is the type of unsung hero who keeps the internet functioning by quietly working hard and getting on with it.

yourmum 07-08-2017 21:47

I don't think any of those google cunts are hard workers TBH. Sitting around in a multi coloured office sipping hipster coffee and wanking to free porn can't be too taxing.

Visage 08-08-2017 07:20

It's the knowledge economy. :sv:

Malcolm Tucker 08-08-2017 08:53

What 'abilities' does a man have that makes them better at geeky jobs like that?

Chuckles 08-08-2017 09:07

Peter Pervs 08-08-2017 09:15


Originally Posted by Visage (Post 986626)
It's the knowledge economy. :sv:

That's London cabbies you cunt.

Enoch Powell 08-08-2017 09:42


Originally Posted by Chuckles (Post 986628)


In his memo, Pichai acknowledged concerns over freedom of expression, adding: “Many points raised in the memo – such as the portions criticising Google’s trainings, questioning the role of ideology in the workplace, and debating whether programs for women and underserved groups are sufficiently open to all – are important topics.

“The author had a right to express their views on those topics – we encourage an environment in which people can do this and it remains our policy to not take action against anyone for prompting these discussions.”

capitalist 08-08-2017 10:01


Originally Posted by Malcolm Tucker (Post 986627)
What 'abilities' does a man have that makes them better at geeky jobs like that?

Logical rational lateral through processes.

Malcolm Tucker 08-08-2017 10:05


Originally Posted by capitalist (Post 986631)
Logical rational lateral through processes.

Did you mean 'thought' processes?

Enoch Powell 08-08-2017 10:09

Men and women have different qualities, different strengths and weaknesses.

Men ARE better at some things than women. Arguably better at most things in fact.

Heresy to the cult of egalitarianism but true nonetheless.

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