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“Diversity” isn’t about diversity

by Greg Krehbiel on 9 January 2018

People who claim to be interested in diversity often seem to be interested in anything but diversity. And certainly not viewpoint diversity. Rather, they hide behind the generally good feelings people have towards the idea of racial and sexual diversity to allow them to discriminate against wrong-think.

As an illustration, look at these quotes.

In or around October 2017, a number of diversity activists at Google indicated that they had met with VPs Danielle Brown and Eileen Naughton in order to ensure that they would be able to continue blacklisting and targeting employees with whom they had political disagreements.

Diversity activists want to ensure their continued right to blacklist?

Googlers are extremely proud of the fact that the company has created a “shared culture of shared beliefs” and openly discriminates against job applicants who do not share the same political ideology.

Ah, yes. “Diversity.”

I got these quote from this page, which seems to have extracted them from Damore’s lawsuit against Google. So these quotes are written from the perspective of someone who is accusing Google of discrimination, and should not be taken at face value.

I look forward to seeing how this plays out, and whether these accusations stand up to scrutiny.

2018-01-09  »  Greg Krehbiel

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  1. William
    9 January 2018 @ 1:10 pm

    Being familiar with Google, the quotes seem fairly reflective of their culture. Yet, your opening sentence seems too broad. Like other initiatives/fields (inclusive of politics), there are inconsistencies within diversity efforts. The question is, is this example typical? It would be helpful to see if there is data that demonstrates that what’s currently occurring at Google is indeed normative relative to this subject.

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