When Google fired a software engineer over a memo he wrote criticizing the company’s diversity efforts, little did it know it would set off a chain of events that put it smack dab in the middle of a national media frenzy — and an HR nightmare.
The engineer, James Damore, initially published a 10-page memo, “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” on the company’s internal message board. Some sites are calling the memo an anti-diversity manifesto,
‘Implicit and explicit biases’ are the cause
The memo, which can be read in its entirety at Gizmodo, included lines like:
“At Google, we’re