James Damore is a former Google Senior Software Engineer and Harvard grad student, fired for telling the truth.
Not everyone who thinks the radical left has gone too far is "right wing."
- ↑ James Damore says his good-faith effort to discuss differences between men and women in tech couldn't be tolerated in the company's "ideological echo chamber"
- Website: firedfortruth.com
- Wikipedia has an article about Google's Ideological Echo Chamber (also known as the Google Memo)
- Abby Ohlheiser: How James Damore went from Google employee to right-wing Internet hero, Washington Post on August 12, 2017
- Nick Wingfield: The Culture Wars Have Come to Silicon Valley, New York Times on August 8, 2017 (The culture wars that have consumed politics in the United States have now landed on Silicon Valley's doorstep. That became clear this week after Google on Monday fired a software engineer, James Damore, who had written an internal memo challenging the company's diversity efforts. The firing set off a furious debate over Google's handling of the situation, with some accusing the company of silencing the engineer for speaking his mind. Supporters of women in tech praised Google. But for the right, it became a potent symbol of the tech industry's intolerance of ideological diversity.)
- The Google Memo: Four Scientists Respond, Quillette Magazine on August 7, 2017 (Lee Jussim, David P Schmitt, Geoffrey Miller, Debra W Soh) (This essay may not get everything 100% right, but it is certainly not a rant. And it stands in sharp contrast to most of the comments, which are little more than snarky modern slurs. The arrogance of most of the comments reflects exactly the type of smug self-appointed superiority that has led to widespread resentment of the left among reasonable people. To the extent that such views correspond to those at Google, they vindicate the essayist's claims about the authoritarian and repressive atmosphere there. Even the response by Google's new VP in charge of diversity simply ignores all of the author's arguments, and vacuously affirms Google's commitment to diversity. The essay is vastly more thoughtful, linked to the science, and well-reasoned than nearly all of the comments. If I had one recommendation, it would be this: That, before commenting on these issues, Google executives read two books: John Stuart Mill's On Liberty and Jonathan Haidt's The Righteous Mind.)
- Jordan Peterson on influencing the "Google memo" (Size: 4:12 Min.) (Jordan Peterson)
- Fired Engineer James Damore: I Feel Google Betrayed Me - Bloomberg Technology (August 9, 2017) (Size: 8:41 min.)
- What Pisses Me Off About The Google "Anti-Diversity" Memo - Stefan Molyneux (August 7, 2017) (Size: 32:35 min.)