An engineer at Google named James Damore was fired recently for penning a 10-page, 3,000 word manifesto breaking down how Google’s SJW policies could harm the company in the long run. The manifesto pointed out the differences between men and women and how it translates into the workplace, and offered solutions on how to better integrate women without focusing so much on utilizing Leftist principles to suppress Conservative or Right-leaning viewpoints while also unfairly focusing programs and initiatives on minorities and women.
The memo was not well received by Google’s executives, and Social Justice Warriors called for the engineer to be fired, so Google’s Indian American CEO, Pichai Sundararajan (pictured above), penned a letter to the Google employees letting them know that the employee had been fired.
Re/code posted Sundararajan’s letter in full, where he explains…
“First, let me say that we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it. However, portions of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace. Our job is to build great products for users that make a difference in their lives. To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK. It is contrary to our basic values and our Code of Conduct, which expects “each Googler to do their utmost to create a workplace culture that is free of harassment, intimidation, bias and unlawful discrimination.”
Part of the memo explicitly pointed out that those who did not adopt to the Leftist SJW mindset were being discriminated against at Google, and that the reason the memo originally was passed around anonymously was because anyone who openly discussed it would be fired.
A witch hunt took place to discover the identity of the employee so that he could be fired.
When the identity of the engineer was discovered, Google fired him for not adopting the Regressive Left’s SJW mindset.
Sundararajan further went on to write…
“At the same time, there are co-workers who are questioning whether they can safely express their views in the workplace (especially those with a minority viewpoint). They too feel under threat, and that is also not OK. People must feel free to express dissent. So to be clear again, many points raised in the memo — such as the portions criticizing 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.”
Amazingly, the engineer stated that many people within Google feared publicly expressing their opinions because Google would take action against them for having these discussion.
While Sundararajan states that they should have discussions without taking actions against people, they explicitly did take action against the engineer for bringing up the topic.
Originally Sundararajan didn’t want to speak out if the engineer had been fired or not, but the engineer confirmed to Bloomberg that he had indeed been fired by Google, which proved the point of the anti-SJW manifesto: that dissenting opinions would get you fired and ostracized from the company.
In the letter to Bloomberg, the engineer revealed that he was fired for violating Google’s Code of Conduct and for perpetuating “gender stereotypes.”
This ideologically-driven reasoning for firing the employee was precisely what was mentioned in the manifesto as being the sort of thin-iced sociopolitical policies employed at Google that have caused many employees to stay silent about their political leanings or avoid speaking openly or honestly, lest they get fired or potentially blacklisted by the social justice circles that dominate Silicon Valley.
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