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Google Employee’s Viral ‘Anti-Diversity Manifesto’ Claims Women Are Poor Leaders
By Kylie Woon, 07 Aug 2017
A 10-page document written by a Google software engineer is going viral and being called an ‘anti-diversity manifesto,’ Motherboard reports.
In the document, which Gizmodo acquired in full, the Google employee calls for a de-emphasis of diversity and empathy in the workplace, claims that Google suffers a left-leaning bias, and that less women attain leadership roles due to biological realities.
Read some key points of the document below.
“Stop alienating conservatives.”
“Google’s left bias has created a politically correct monoculture that maintains its hold by shaming dissenters into silence,” the employee writes.
He or she also states that fellow Googlers (a nickname for Google employees) have privately supported these sentiments, but have not spoken up “because of our shaming culture and the possibility of being fired”.
“Be open about the science of human nature.”
The document states the biological differences between men and women can explain why less women attain leadership roles at work, and that women are naturally less adept at “negotiating salary, asking for raises, speaking up, and leading”.
The writer also states that women are, on average, more prone to “neuroticism”.
“Stop restricting programs and classes to certain genders or races.”
The writer claims that Google places too much emphasis on diversity, resulting in “programs, mentoring, and classes only for people with a certain gender or race” and “a high priority queue and special treatment for “diversity’ candidates”.
This emphasis is motivated by “the Left’s affinity for those it sees as weak,” according to the author.
“Google has taken a strong stand on this issue.”
In an official statement, Google’s VP of Diversity, Integrity and Governance was quick to separate the company from the employee’s manifesto, stating that Google did not share those views, which “advanced incorrect assumptions about gender”.
Read both the document and Google’s reply here.
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