Breaking! Google Fires Author Of “Outrageous” Memo Slamming Company’s Anti-Conservative Culture

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Yesterday we reported that a 10-page document penned by an unnamed Google engineer titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” which criticized the company’s “left-leaning”, “anti-conservative” culture and called for replacing Google’s diversity initiatives with policies that encourage “ideological diversity” instead, led to angry outrage among fellow Google employees and Silicon Valley liberals. The document, published in its entirety by Gizmodo, quickly went “viral” both inside the company and within the broader Silicon Valley community.

The document’s author also wrote that employees with conservative political beliefs are discriminated against at Google and lamented about how “leftist” ideology is harmful. It argued that the company should have a more “open” culture where its viewpoint would be welcomed. The document said that improving racial and gender diversity is less important than making sure conservatives feel comfortable expressing themselves at work.

And, as of moments ago, the author of the memo – whose name has since been revealed as James Damore – has been fired.

I found the following Harvard University photo of a James Damore who is described as a Google software engineer.

It’s a shame that honesty is not appreciated by the scum at Google who make decisions that affect our lives so much.

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Google Denies Any Real Differences Between Men and Women in Response to Engineer’s Viral Anti-Diversity Manifesto

Google has placed itself in the uncomfortable, but politically correct, position that there are no biological differences between human males and females.

An unidentified Google engineer has proposed that the company cease efforts to increase gender and racial diversity, which is really nothing but replacing white males with nonwhites and women.

Going further, the engineer, writing in a manifesto, suggested that Google hire on the basis of ideological diversity.

Sky News

Google has denounced an engineer’s memo blaming biological differences between sexes for the lack of women in leadership roles.

Executives released a statement after the memo stoked a heated debate over treatment of women in the male-dominated Silicon Valley.

The unnamed engineer wrote a 3,000-word document – that circulated inside the company – attacking political correctness.

“Googles (sic) left bias has created a politically correct monoculture,” the engineer wrote.

“Distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we dont see equal representation of women in tech and leadership,” the engineer added.

The gender debate has boiled for months following sexual harassment scandals at Uber Technologies Inc and several venture capital firms.

Google’s recently hired vice president of diversity, integrity and governance, Danielle Brown, sent a memo in response to the furore.

She said the engineer’s essay “advanced incorrect assumptions about gender.”

“Part of building an open, inclusive environment means fostering a culture in which those with alternative views, including different political views, feel safe sharing their opinions,” Ms Brown wrote.

“But that discourse needs to work alongside the principles of equal employment found in our Code of Conduct, policies, and anti-discrimination laws,” she added.

Google engineering vice president Aristotle Balogh also wrote an internal post criticising the employee’s memo.

He said “stereotyping and harmful assumptions” could not be allowed to play any part in the company’s culture.

The episode has sparked debate on the proper limits of free speech in corporate environments.

I first saw this story on Friday or Saturday, but wanted to let it develop to see if the senior male engineer responsible for the document would be fired. So far, he hasn’t been.

Business Insider adds:

At the same time, the incident comes against a backdrop of heightened discord throughout the country as once-marginalized views of the so-called alt-right, which decry “political correctness,” have been amplified and championed by many supporters of President Trump.

Indeed, the Google engineer wrote that the company must “stop alienating conservatives.”

“In highly progressive environments, conservatives are a minority that feel like they need to stay in the closet to avoid open hostility. We should empower those with different ideologies to be able to express themselves,” the author goes on to say.

Gizmodo offers the whole document to interested readers.

Black Female SJW Walks into Cracker Barrel and Begins Attacking White People on Twitter

IJEOMA OLUO. WHAT SORT OF CREATURES LIVE IN THAT RAT’S NEST?

White people in cowboy hats are racist monsters who would kill a po’ ole Nigra woman rather than let her leave Cracker Barrel alive.

See more Tweets, including replies from annoyed white people, at Twichy.

USA Today reports that the Twitter war started by her led Facebook to suspend the mouthy Negress, but then reinstate her and APOLOGIZE TO HER!!!

A black activist and writer says she was censored by Facebook for calling out racism, and she is demanding the giant social network do a better job of distinguishing between the people spreading hate speech and the people condemning it.

Ijeoma Oluo was on a road trip with her children when she decided to stop at a Cracker Barrel. While at the restaurant, which has paid millions to settle lawsuits over racial discrimination against black employees and diners, she joked on Twitter: “At Cracker Barrel 4 the 1st time. Looking at the sea of white folk in cowboy hats & wondering ‘will they let my black ass walk out of here?'”

Oluo says she was besieged by racist attacks on Twitter and Facebook. Twitter, she says, removed the tweets and shut down accounts. Facebook, on the other hand, suspended her account after she posted screenshots of some of the racist comments and threats.

“This — this, after 3 days of nonstop hate and abuse — is when I finally broke down crying. See, it’s not just the hate. I write and speak about race in America because I already see this hate every day. It’s the complicity of one of the few platforms that people of color have to speak out about this hate that gets me,” Oluo wrote.

In a statement to USA TODAY, Facebook apologized and pledged to improve its “process on these important issues.” Some of the accounts that attacked Oluo have been removed, the Silicon Valley company said.

“We know how painful it is when someone feels unwelcome or attacked on our platform, and how much worse it must be when they are prevented from sharing that experience with others,” Facebook said.

Muh Nigga started the sh*t, but then couldn’t take the feedback. TNB!

Blacks think they can attack white people and get away with it. Guess what, Niggas? Obama ain’t president anymore. Your abusive crap is done. Stick a fork in it.

BTW, from what I can tell, all that “racism” directed toward this creature were of the “Go back to Africa” variety.

Hell, that’s not racism.

Here’s two videos with synthesized voices going over the flap that the professional sh*t stirrer created.

Over 80 Percent of Sweden’s Child Refugees Tested to be Over 18

SOME OF SWEDEN’S CHILD MIGRANTS.

The Local Sweden

The latest results of tests on asylum seekers in Sweden subjected to a new method of medically assessing their age show that over 80 percent tested were judged to be older than 18, but not everyone has faith in their accuracy.

Sweden’s national Forensic Medicine Agency (Rättsmedicinalverket) started carrying out the tests earlier year. They are designed to make age assessment during the asylum process more accurate after the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) was criticized for failings in assessing the correct age of some refugees claiming to be underage.

To date Migrationsverket has sent 6,880 cases to be tested, and the Forensic Medicine Agency has now released the results of a total of 2,481 tests from the period between mid March until July 31st, 2017.

Eighty percent (2002) were judged to be 18 or over, while in a further 25 cases the Forensic Medicine Agency judged that the subject was “possibly 18 or over”.

In 432 cases the conclusion was that the person is “possibly under 18”. The tests are only carried out in cases where the person’s age is in question.

According to Johan Göransson from the Forensic Medicine Agency, the results are consistent with previous months.

“We see no big difference in the statistics from previous months, the numbers are quite consistent,” he told The Local.

The high proportion of cases judged to be over 18 does not necessarily mean that the asylum seeker lied about their age. In May, the agency released the results of 581 tests and said that there were 442 instances that “suggest the person examined is 18 years or older”.

When newspaper Svenska Dagbladet investigated the 581 results released however it found that in 243 of the cases the person had openly stated that they turn 18 this year.

The method of medical age assessment, which consists of taking X-rays of wisdom teeth and MRI scans of knee joints, then having dentists and radiologists analyse them, has also been criticised in some quarters.

One sceptic is Karolinska Institute endocrinologist Claude Marcus, whose work includes assessing the biological maturity of people to see if they went through puberty earlier or later than usual.

“I’ve had reason to think about this, and I don’t think the type of measurement being used should be. Judging biological age in this way is very uncertain. If we can’t say it for sure we shouldn’t pretend that we can,” he told newspaper Metro.

The Forensic Medicine Agency’s Göransson defended the accuracy of the tests however:

“In general you can say that the risk of inaccurately judging a child to be an adult is small. The biggest risk is if the person is just under 18, in which case it’s around 10 percent”.

Two Nonwhite Hooters Girls Brawl at Work, Charged with Disorderly Conduct

A black Hooters girl? In a fight with a Latina Hooters girl?

This must be a joke.

Daily Mail

Two Hooters waitresses have been busted in a workplace dispute.

Sarah Rivera, 25, was charged with disorderly conduct after police broke up the catfight at the Hooters in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn, Illinois, where she was arrested and booked in her low-cut uniform.

Also arrested on the scene was 24-year old Debreca L Green, who works at the same franchise.

Green was also charged with disorderly conduct in the incident, according to police records.

Both women were released on $120 bond pending court dates next month.

Further information about the cause of the fight was not immediately available.

An Oak Lawn Police department spokesman and a manager at the Hooters reached by phone said they did not know the circumstances of the incident and were unable to comment.

The Hooters manager would also not comment when asked if Green and Rivera were still employed at the location.

Well, that push for diversity at Hooters means a couple of things. For one, you can look like a sh*t stain on underwear and still be a Hooters girl. Standards are clearly out the window.

For another, do gentlemen really want to eat food served by “ladies” such as these???!!!

Youtube Undertaking New Censorship Program in Cooperation with ADL

Even if Google and Youtube are private companies, there’s a free speech issue in play with today’s announcement because they are unregulated public utilities, according to Trump policy adviser Steve Bannon.

Mike Cernovich, Mark Dice, and Paul Joseph Watson may be affected by this new policy. More hard core thinkers on the right, such as Jared Taylor, Richard Spencer, Tara McCarthy, and Varge Vikernes, are really likely to see damage done to their effort to communicate.

Since the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) considers realistic assessments of race and religion to be hate, the involvement of the ADL in this program bodes ill for our ability to find the information we need.

Breitbart

Content creators on YouTube who follow all of the site’s rules may still face censorship by the platform, under new plans announced by Google.

According to a post on YouTube’s official blog, videos will now be subject to the rule of the mob. If enough users flag a video as “hate speech” or “violent extremism,” YouTube may impose restrictions on the content even if it breaks none of the platform’s rules.

We’ll soon be applying tougher treatment to videos that aren’t illegal but have been flagged by users as potential violations of our policies on hate speech and violent extremism. If we find that these videos don’t violate our policies but contain controversial religious or supremacist content, they will be placed in a limited state. The videos will remain on YouTube behind an interstitial, won’t be recommended, won’t be monetized, and won’t have key features including comments, suggested videos, and likes.

YouTube has also rolled out a “trusted flagger” program, in which 15 “expert NGOs and institutions” to help them identify hate speech and extremism on their platform.

Among these organizations are the No Hate Speech Movement, a left-wing project pushed by the Council of Europe, as well as the Anti-Defamation League, an organization whose president has been accused of “manufacturing outrage” by the World Jewish Congress.

YouTube is also planning to artificially alter its search results so that searches for “sensitive” topics on YouTube no longer return the most popular videos, but a “playlist of curated YouTube videos that directly confront and debunk violent extremist messages.”

The platform also plans to artificially promote videos created via its “Creators for Change” program, which, in YouTube’s words, features creators who are “using their voices and creativity to speak out against hate speech, xenophobia and extremism.”

We’ve started rolling out features from Jigsaw’s Redirect Method to YouTube. When people search for sensitive keywords on YouTube, they will be redirected towards a playlist of curated YouTube videos that directly confront and debunk violent extremist messages. We also continue to amplify YouTube voices speaking out against hate and radicalization through our YouTube Creators for Change program. Just last week, the U.K. chapter of Creators for Change, Internet Citizens, hosted a two-day workshop for 13-18 year-olds to help them find a positive sense of belonging online and learn skills on how to participate safely and responsibly on the internet.

YouTube framed its blog post around fighting “terror content,” yet their announcement also strays into areas that have nothing to do with fighting terrorism, like the company’s diversity efforts. The blog post boasts about YouTube’s involvement with the “Creators for Change workshop” in which “creators teamed up with Indonesia’s Maarif Institute to teach young people about the importance of diversity, pluralism, and tolerance.”

Report: Trump to Take University Affirmative Action Policies to Court

Affirmative Action in university admissions is race replacement. It replaces highly qualified white and Asian students with less qualified blacks, browns, trans, queers, illegals, and whatever other groups are deemed victims of white male oppression.

Once the preferred students are in, then the universities have to lower standards (grade inflation, for example) in order to push them along to graduation.

Just as the mainstream media is rotten to the core, so is American higher education.

New York Times Via NOLA

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times.

The document, an internal announcement to the civil rights division, seeks current lawyers interested in working for a new project on “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”

The announcement suggests that the project will be run out of the division’s front office, where the Trump administration’s political appointees work, rather than its Educational Opportunities Section, which is run by career civil servants and normally handles work involving schools and universities.

The document does not explicitly identify whom the Justice Department considers at risk of discrimination because of affirmative action admissions policies. But the phrasing it uses, “intentional race-based discrimination,” cuts to the heart of programs designed to bring more minorities to university campuses.

Supporters and critics of the project said it was clearly targeting admissions programs that can give members of generally disadvantaged groups, like black and Latino students, an edge over other applicants with comparable or higher test scores.

The project is another sign that the civil rights division is taking on a conservative tilt under President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It follows other changes in Justice Department policy on voting rights, gay rights and police reforms.

Roger Clegg, a former top official in the civil rights division during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations who is now the president of the conservative Center for Equal Opportunity, called the project a “welcome” and “long overdue” development as the United States becomes increasingly multiracial.

“The civil rights laws were deliberately written to protect everyone from discrimination, and it is frequently the case that not only are whites discriminated against now, but frequently Asian-Americans are as well,” he said.

But Kristen Clarke, the president of the liberal Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, criticized the affirmative action project as “misaligned with the division’s long-standing priorities.” She noted that the civil rights division was “created and launched to deal with the unique problem of discrimination faced by our nation’s most oppressed minority groups,” performing work that often no one else has the resources or expertise to do.

“This is deeply disturbing,” she said. “It would be a dog whistle that could invite a lot of chaos and unnecessarily create hysteria among colleges and universities who may fear that the government may come down on them for their efforts to maintain diversity on their campuses.”

The Justice Department declined to provide more details about its plans or to make the acting head of the civil rights division, John Gore, available for an interview.

“The Department of Justice does not discuss personnel matters, so we’ll decline comment,” said Devin O’Malley, a department spokesman.

The Supreme Court has ruled that the educational benefits that flow from having a diverse student body can justify using race as one factor among many in a “holistic” evaluation, while rejecting blunt racial quotas or race-based point systems. But what that permits in actual practice by universities — public ones as well as private ones that receive federal funding — is often murky.

Clegg said he would expect the project to focus on investigating complaints the civil rights division received about any university admissions programs.

He also suggested that the project would look for stark gaps in test scores and dropout rates among different racial cohorts within student bodies, which he said would be evidence suggesting that admissions offices were putting too great an emphasis on applicants’ race and crossing the line the Supreme Court has drawn.

Some of that data, he added, could be available through the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, which did not respond to a request for comment.

The Supreme Court most recently addressed affirmative action admissions policies in a 2016 case, voting 4-3 to uphold a race-conscious program at the University of Texas at Austin. But there are several pending lawsuits challenging such practices at other high-profile institutions, including Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. The Justice Department has not taken a position in those cases.

The pending start of the affirmative action project — division lawyers who want to work on it must submit their resumes by Aug. 9, the announcement said — joins a series of changes involving civil rights law since Trump’s inauguration.

In a lawsuit challenging Texas’ strict voter identification law, the Justice Department switched its position, dropping the claim that the law was intentionally discriminatory and later declaring that the law has been fixed. Sessions has also made clear he is not interested in using consent decrees to impose reforms on troubled police departments and has initiated a sweeping review of existing agreements.