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Anyone think this has a chance against Google?
This is not what he argued as far as I can remember.
" who was fired in August after posting a memo to an internal Google message board arguing that women may not be equally represented in tech because they are biologically less capable of engineering"This is not what he argued as far as I can remember.
the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes
I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ
are you saying lifting weights explains the [un]equal representation of women in tech and leadership
I'm a big Jordan Peterson fan boi, so I'm kinda shocked to take the counter argument here. Fearless leader, are you saying lifting weights explains the [un]equal representation of women in tech and leadership? The rest of the memo is fairly airtight, but you can drive a truck through abilities. Abilities could be taken as a pejorative term. Not sure why I didn't notice it when the memo came out originally. From what I can tell, he did a good job footnoting the preferences part, so maybe it comes down to a poor word choice.
Harmeet Dhillon is becoming the Gloria Allred of the conservative set.
3. Throughout the Class Periods, and in violation of California law, Google employees who expressed views deviating from the majority view at Google on political subjects raised in the workplace and relevant to Google’s employment policies and its business, such as “diversity” hiring policies, “bias sensitivity,” or “social justice,” were/are singled out, mistreated, and systematically punished and terminated from Google, in violation of their legal rights.4. Google’s open hostility for conservative thought is paired with invidious discrimination on the basis of race and gender, barred by law.
diversity really isn't better, like most here believe
won't Google suffer for their belief and policies vs. other companies
Shouldn't the free market take care of this?
I don't think anybody here has argued that diversity at the work force - diversity representative of the demographic diversity, is bad. The problem is when (1) diversity is imposed by ways of discriminating against people of certain race and gender; and (2) diversity of opinions is suppressed and prosecuted (unlawfully in this case!).
Yes, unless the law is broken, which seems to be the case here
Shouldn't the free market take care of this? If diversity really isn't better, like most here believe, won't Google suffer for their belief and policies vs. other companies that hire white males?
All the Trump fans on here are basically arguing that a company does not have the right to fire an employee based on him not following the company belief system and values. So conservatives are crying to Big Government to force companies to behave how they think they should.
Goran_K saysOnly if the courts and jury arrive at the correct verdict. Otherwise it's just SJW politics enforced at the courts.Courts aren't the free market. I mean that if Google is hiring less qualified people, eventually their business plans and products will suffer and they will become less profitable.
Only if the courts and jury arrive at the correct verdict. Otherwise it's just SJW politics enforced at the courts.
anon_3e01a saysthe distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causesDoes anyone doubt that this is factually correct?
Instead, he wrote an inflammatory(1) essay and published it on Googles internal memo board for some reason.
You did not read the lawsuit document, did you?
The Department of Justice is threatening to sue Harvard for discrimination against Asian-Americans in application for admission. Austin Jia, an Asian-American student, had a near-perfect GPA and an impressive leadership record, but he was rejected while his classmates with lower test scores and poorer extracurriculars were admitted. The case is likely to reach the Supreme Court, and represents a recognition of the decades of Asian-American complaints of discrimination in college admissions. It is merely another demonstration of the failure of affirmative action.
Obviously, Google isn’t actually going to stop hiring Asian and white male engineers and replace them with black and Hispanic women. Management has the world’s second highest market capitalization to protect.