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One of my theories about the hollow and politically-correct liberalism of the tech oligarchs in Silicon Valley is that it is simply the new face of assuaging their own liberal guilt at piling up such huge fortunes so rapidly. I heard a report last year about Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt being challenged about his support for Hillary Clinton, and his reply was that Silicon Valley opposes government control of either the bedroom or the boardroom. Seriously? He’s going to go with that?

The high tech industry runs on brains, and keenly feel their lack of “diversity” that finds it overwhelmingly male, and disproportionately Asian in its workforce. So naturally most of the Silicon Valley giants make a big splash of their commitment to “diversity,” and take steps like Lyft did recently in adding Valerie Jarrett to its board of directors.

Right now a memo from a Google engineer complaining about the political correctness of Google’s diversity culture has gone viral. Gizmodo has a complete copy of the ten-page memo. Here are some highlights:
    ▪    Google’s political bias has equated the freedom from offense with psychological safety, but shaming into silence is the antithesis of psychological safety.:snip:

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Google Receives 95 Theses of Diversity and Inclusion


Nailed (virtually) to the front door of the Church of PC. Cue the wars of religion.

You may have heard that a Google software engineer anonymously circulated a memo about “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” The tech blog Motherboard reports that the memo went viral within the company. In it, the engineer argues that Google has created a “politically correct monoculture” in which honest discussion of its hiring practices is impossible.
The author avows several times that seeking to foster diversity is rational for Google, because everyone comes to work with unconscious bias, owing to each person’s background. But this engineer also asserts that Google has accepted the story that its inability to hire more women and minorities is rooted in a nasty form of discrimination. But there are good reasons, the author says, to think that the problem is rooted in he calls “population level differences in distributions.” In other words, he says that while sexism exists in tech, it may be the case that fewer women than men desire to be software engineers. He says that despite its proposed commitments, Google does not discuss its own lack of political diversity, the kind that would produce moral disagreement and discussion. Despite the repeated avowals — “I value diversity and inclusion” are the first five words of the essay — most media outlets refers to it as the “anti-diversity memo.” Or screed. Or rant.:snip:

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Aug 6, 2017

Yesterday a memo drafted by a google employee went viral inside the company. The memo was dubbed the "anti-diversity" memo as it called for less diversity of biology and more diversity of ideology.

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James Damore: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know




4. Damore, a Chess Champion as a Child, Graduated in the Top 3 Percent of His Class at the University of Illinois & Has Pursued a Ph.D. From Harvard


Damore is an Illinois native who graduated from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in 2007, according to his Facebook page. As a child, Damore was a chess champion, earning the FIDE Master title, putting him in the >99th percentile, according to his CV. He won regional tournaments in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, and finished second in the Nation Youth Action 2003 Chess Tournament. He was also the highest ranked player in the world in the video game Rise of Nations in 2004.

He then went on to the University of Illinois, where he graduated in 2010 in the top 3 percent of his class with a degree in molecular and cellular biology, according to his CV. He graduated as a James Scholar and was given the Bronze Tablet, the highest awards given to graduates, he said.

Damore also pursued his Ph.D. in systems biology from Harvard University in from 2011 to 2013, according to his Linkedin profile. He is listed in the alumni section of the Harvard Systems Biology Ph.D. program, but it is not clear if he completed the degree.

He has often shared his thoughts and philosophies about life on Facebook, with a seemingly sarcastic tone.



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Jun 15, 2015

Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham stop by Morning Joe to discuss their new book, End of Discussion.

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Lebron James, Kevin Love and the Google Memo

John Hinderaker

August 11, 2017


At The Unz Review, Steve Sailer asks an excellent question about the controversy over James Damore’s memo on Google’s “progressive echo chamber”: “Why Are Damore’s Observations About Statistical Distributions Assumed to be Inevitably Aspersions on Women _already_ Hired by Google?”


Imagine if in an Alternative Universe in which the media’s diversity dogmas were based on their ostensible logic rather than on sheer “Who? Whom?” childishness, somebody asked Cleveland Cavalier all-time great LeBron James:

Q. “Why is there so little diversity and racial equality in the NBA?”

LeBron: “Well, I think we could be doing a little better outreach to under-represented ethnicities to show them what a great sport basketball is, but, yeah, basically, at the highest levels, blacks tend to be a little better than whites at basketball.”

Q. “Didn’t your stereotyping just create a Hostile Work Environment for your white teammates like Kevin Love? How can Kevin Love continue to play on the same team with a hate-filled bigot like yourself who doesn’t believe he deserves to be in the NBA?”





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