[Update 8/8/2017: Google has fired the engineer for writing the manifesto.]
[Original article:] An engineer working at Google put together an anti-SJW manifesto to circulate through the offices internally. It managed to get out and Gizmodo posted it in full, along with a response from Google’s VP of their Diversity department.
The manifesto originally lays out the differences between the genders and races – the good and how it affects workplace performance – and then offers solutions on how Google can fix some of these problems instead of utilizing what’s deemed as Progressive mandates in the workplace. For instance, he suggests making software engineering more people oriented to attract more females by pairing people together to create a more people-oriented atmosphere, as opposed to forcing women/minorities into engineering studies and engineering roles.
The engineer also feels it’s more profitable not to pursue diversity agendas, writing…
“Philosophically, I don’t think we should do arbitrary social engineering of tech just to make it appealing to equal portions of both men and women.”
“These practices are based on false assumptions generated by our biases and can actually increase race and gender tensions. We’re told by senior leadership that what we’re doing is both the morally and economically correct thing to do, but without evidence this is just veiled left ideology that can irreparably harm Google.”
The gist of the manifesto is that the biological differences in men and women make men more adequate for leadership roles, and that the differences in IQ means that certain races and males are higher qualified for certain positions. Technically, if Google truly wanted to be pragmatic about increasing efficient, and only hired on the standard of intellectual merit, they would only hire in male Singaporean engineers and programmers, given that they have the highest I.Q., in the world and a world-class education, as noted by CNN. I don’t know how well the current crop of Google’s employees would feel about having all their jobs outsourced, though.
On the other side of the engineer’s argument is that harboring Regressive Leftist ideology as an unsigned mandate of practice at Google has created an atmosphere where non-Leftists feel as if it’s not viable to express opinions or speak up against sociopolitical beliefs that run counter to SJW culture, where he states…
“Google’s left leaning makes us blind to this bias and uncritical of its results, which we’re using to justify highly politicized programs.
“The same compassion for those seen as weak creates political correctness, which constrains discourse and is complacent to the extremely sensitive PC-authoritarians that use violence and shaming to advance their cause. While Google hasn’t harbored the violent leftists protests that we’re seeing at universities, the frequent shaming in TGIF and in our culture has created the same silence, psychologically unsafe environment.”
“[…] I hope it’s clear that I’m not saying that diversity is bad, that Google or society is 100% fair, that we shouldn’t try to correct for existing biases, or that minorities have the same experience of those in the majority. My larger point is that we have an intolerance for ideas and evidence that don’t fit a certain ideology. I’m also not saying that we should restrict people to certain gender roles; I’m advocating for quite the opposite: treat people as individuals, not as just another member of their group (tribalism).”
He advocates for Google to stop demonizing the Right, or Conservative thinking. He advocates for Google to stop moralizing diversity, and to stop letting biases cloud critical and pragmatic thinking.
He says there should be psychological safety programs, as well as deescalating the importance of emphasizing on empathy, saying that Google should approach these issues from an “emotionally unengaged” standpoint.
He also states that microaggression training is dangerous to free-speech, and that they should embrace the reality of scientific differences between races and genders, instead of trying to hide from them. He also advocates for the removal of biased political training that’s mandated for employees to go through.
Nevertheless, Google’s VP of Diveristy, Integrity and Governance, Danielle Brown, disagreed with the manifesto, writing in a response letter…
“Many of you have read an internal document shared by someone in our engineering organization, expressing views on the natural abilities and characteristics of different genders, as well as whether one can speak freely of these things at Google. And like many of you, I found that it advanced incorrect assumptions about gender. I’m not going to link to it here as it’s not a viewpoint that I or this company endorses, promotes or encourages.
“Diversity and inclusion are a fundamental part of our values and the culture we continue to cultivate. We are unequivocal in our belief that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a company, and we’ll continue to stand for that and be committed to it for the long haul. As Ari Balogh said in his internal G+ post, “Building an open, inclusive environment is core to who we are, and the right thing to do. ‘Nuff said. “
Brown doesn’t make any attempt to dispute any of what the engineer says, but only notes that she and the heads at the company disagree with it.
A similar report about the engineering field being co-opted by SJWs also surfaced from a professor at Michigan State University, claiming that the infiltration and lowering the bar in favor of diversity quotas is dampening the quality of the STEM field, as reported by College Reform.
Mister Metokur takes a slightly different approach to the matter, noting that the issue isn’t so much who they hire at Google but how it’s run. He breaks down how censorship and information control is how Google/YouTube/Alphabet will utilize algorithmic thought-policing by dwindling opposing views or information interference.
This ties into Google’s new roll-out of the Limited State content policy, which they will be implementing as part of their fight against hate speech, something that they’ve been working with Facebook and Twitter on over the last year.
Following the public outing of the internal anti-SJW manifesto, some of Google’s employees threatened to quit if actions weren’t taken against the engineer who put the manifesto together, as reported by Business Insider.
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