James Damore just filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying it discriminates against white male conservatives
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1   Satoshi_Nakamoto   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 12:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Heraclitusstudent says
Anyone think this has a chance against Google?


If it goes in front of a jury it might.
2   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 12:52pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

He definitely has a chance. His firing was complete SJW BS. I hope he makes tens of millions of dollars in damages.
3   anon_45790   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 12:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

" 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.
4   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 1:02pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

anon_45790 says
This is not what he argued as far as I can remember.


Yup, Yahoo has SJW'd their content again.

What he actually said was that Women find interest and motivation in different things, so they approach problem solving differently, and cited not ONE but TWO psychology, peer reviewed, studies to back up his point.
5   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (26)   2018 Jan 8, 1:15pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Everyone knows that Google is completely controlled by ISIS.
6   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 4:11pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_45790 says
" 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.

This is also not what I heard him say on Bloomberg.
7   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 4:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Persecution is good. It is easier to maintain a persecution complex with occasional de facto persecution.
8   anon_3e01a   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 5:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I reread the memo again. As far as I can tell, this may be the one triggering sentence in the memo that got him in trouble:
I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why
we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership.

He would have been better off saying preferences and personality traits.
9   anon_a6dba   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 5:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I think there is a chance
10   someone else   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 5:47pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_3e01a says
the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes


Does anyone doubt that this is factually correct?

There is plenty of science to back up varying distribution of abilities between the genders. To take a trivial example, men can lift greater weights than women on average. This is not open to scientific debate, only to ideological distortions.

The typical distortion is to misrepresent the argument as saying that all men can lift greater weights than all women. Damore was careful to point out exactly this kind of misrepresentation as a near-certain response to even the slightest questioning the SJW Koran.
11   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 6:28pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

yeeeeah but.... even if you make that nuance of not saying "all men can life greater weights than all women", you are still saying that statistically women can lift a lower weight. Now the first thing you see when looking at a woman candidate (after her boobs) is that they are part of a category that can lift lower weight. You see the category first, you don't see the individual skills. This is how the human brain works. Not to mention how women see themselves. Which is why Google calls this "harmful stereotype" i.e. something that can affect how women are seen a priori independently of their skills.
Hence the thought gestapo reaction. And I'm not sure how this memo will stand in a court room, even if demonstrably true.

Still I'm not convinced lying and defending a lie is a good approach to fostering justice. It seems to me the entire rational to bring more women for the sake of bringing more women is preposterous to start with and based only on vague economic notions that a larger labor force will be good be default. They should fight for access and against discrimination, not for equality.
12   FP   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 6:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_3e01a says
I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ


Different abilities is not the same as "less capable for engineering" (the former is quite a general statement), but I am sure that it will be used against him and interpreted mean exactly that.
13   anon_3e01a   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 7:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

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.
14   FP   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 7:54pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_3e01a says
are you saying lifting weights explains the [un]equal representation of women in tech and leadership


Start by answering why men (can) lift more weights. Then follow that up with a few more "why" questions, and perhaps you'll arrive at the explanation why the default assumption (until proven otherwise) should be that men and women have different abilities.
15   mell   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 7:58pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_3e01a says
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.


So what? Should you not employ people because you think they made a poor word choice? Sure the company may have the right - or may not we will see how the lawsuit goes - but it's a sad testimony of leftoid SJW degeneration that we are now choosing coworkers based on their political correctness and choice of words. I mean if Adolf fucking Hitler would have invented the polio vaccine and saved millions of lives, should we have not taken his work because he also was a murdering asshole? Maybe he could have partially redeemed himself. Granted a very polarizing example, but the world will end in degenerate idiocracy if we base work on subjective feelings and not on objective skills. In fact you can likely place bets on the forthcoming demise of modern (tech) companies as soon as they embrace modern feminism and other SJW bullshit.
16   anon_3e01a   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 8:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Damore clearly ties abilities to equal representation of women in tech, which, if I was a women, I would might be inclined to read as "less capable for engineering". It's his only big misstep in the memo, but I can see how that would trigger some folks. Given the tenor of the rest of the memo, I think its ridiculous that he was fired and the lawsuit may have merit. Harmeet Dhillon is becoming the Gloria Allred of the conservative set.
17   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 8:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_3e01a says
Harmeet Dhillon is becoming the Gloria Allred of the conservative set.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmeet_Dhillon
Harmeet sounds interesting. Gloria Allred just sounds bitter.
18   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 9:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

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.


Wow, actual respect for non-discrimination. I'm impressed.

https://www.scribd.com/document/368692388/James-Damore-Lawsuit#download&from_embed
19   EBGuy2   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 10:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

A little JP and Haidt speech to round off this talk about viewpoint diversity. The payoff is at the end.
20   FP   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 10:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Patrick says

https://www.scribd.com/document/368692388/James-Damore-Lawsuit#download&from_embed


Wow. Very interesting. I read almost the whole thing. What a toxic atmosphere in this company! They have thought police!
22   HappyGilmore   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 9, 6:42am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

This case is interesting because it reverses the typical conservative viewpoint. 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.

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?
23   FP   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 9, 7:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

HappyGilmore says
diversity really isn't better, like most here believe


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!).

Tenpoundbass says
won't Google suffer for their belief and policies vs. other companies


1. Yes, but this process may take long time and meanwhile many people will suffer.
2. This lawsuit is one way in which Google suffers.

HappyGilmore says
Shouldn't the free market take care of this?


Yes, unless the law is broken, which seems to be the case here. Read the lawsuits document, especially the screenshots from internal Google correspondence. Or see this:
https://www.facebook.com/dhillonlaw/videos/1565136140242243
24   HappyGilmore   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 9, 8:11am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

FP says
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!).


This is where I don't follow--if Google feels that diversity improves their overall company performance by increasing the width and breadth of ideas and thinking, is that not OK? I can't imagine that Google is hiring fewer than 50% male (male population). Especially when it is also argued that women have different abilities than men. Doesn't Google have the right to value those abilities?

Also-is it against the law for a company to suppress opinions or terminate based on an employee's opinion? I can't imagine it is. It happens all the time.

FP says
Yes, unless the law is broken, which seems to be the case here


OK--I'll look up the document.
25   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 9, 8:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

HappyGilmore says
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?


Only if the courts and jury arrive at the correct verdict. Otherwise it's just SJW politics enforced at the courts.
26   Sniper   ignore (10)   2018 Jan 9, 8:54am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

HappyGilmore says
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.


When was that ever said here?

Source?
27   mell   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 9, 9:12am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

HappyGilmore says
Goran_K says
Only 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.


That's true, eventually that will happen. The problem is not Damore's single case but the tons of companies that do hire the best being bogged down by lesser qualified suing wommyn, minorities and rabid SJWs.
28   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 9, 9:22am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Patrick says
anon_3e01a says
the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes


Does anyone doubt that this is factually correct?

I don't doubt it is factually correct. If Damore were a tenured professor who was hired to study such things and he were forced out for writing this, it would be an atrocity. That's not the case, though. Damore is presumably supposed to help the members of his team succeed, and thereby help Google succeed. Instead, he wrote an inflammatory(1) essay and published it on Googles internal memo board for some reason. In addition to creating causing tensions within Google, he created a publicity nightmare when the screed went viral publicly. Google is a corporation that is tasked with selling products and making money. Their brand and the idea that they do good (no evil anyway) is critically important to them. Having this guy working there would be a detriment.

(1) I'm guessing that women at Google who read the memo felt marginalized and probably already face some discrimination. You can argue that they shouldn't feel marginalized by something that is factually correct, but I see the same defensive indignation from other groups. See the multitude of comments and threads asking if it is OK to be a white man. Google doesn't want what happened to PatNet happen to them, so they have to curate the corporate behavior and culture that works for their situation. Damore could have come over the PatNet to post whatever the fuck he wanted, and he could have been shit on and celebrated here. The only way he could have lost his job is if he gave enough personal information for a rogue actor to stalk him.
29   TwoScoopsPlissken   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 9, 9:33am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

https://www.scribd.com/document/368688363/James-Damore-vs-Google-Class-Action-Lawsuit#fullscreen&from_embed
Page 91 - Official Google Employee Forum - recommendation to join AntiFa.
Page 92 - Complaining about diversity is harmful.
Page 97 - Create honeypots to out conservatives/Trump Voters/not enthusiastic enough about diversity, log all information, pester HR until Fired. Obvious collusion to create a hostile work environment. White Males mentioned as a class.
Page 106 - Trump Voters/Conservatives/Diversity Non-Worshippers told they will "Never be on my team, will not work with you, there IS a blacklist and you'll be on it" by Google Team Leader.
Page 107 - More Blacklisting, making lists, sending to HR from yet more Google Employees.

Not Good!


And that's from a very quick browse.
30   FP   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 9, 9:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

FNWGMOBDVZXDNW says
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? Read it - there is a timeline there explaining when and why he wrote the memo; you'll see how wrong you are.
31   TwoScoopsPlissken   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 9, 10:06am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Page 112: I will call all Trump voters Nazis, despite what HR says. And Punch them in the Face. Posted under Full Name. Does he still work there?

Very Hostile Environment!

Page 113: Punch a Nazi in the Face is what MLK would have wanted (LOL), we fought WW2 to stop Donald Trump and his Nazis, etc. Full Name.

Okay, I gotta make some calls, I'll have to read the Anti-White Male exhibits later. But it's pages and pages of Bad Whitey Memes from Fully Named Google Employees on the Official Google Employee Forum. Pretty damning stuff for an Official Employer Forum.
32   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 9, 10:09am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

That document is eye opening. It exposes just how compromised Google is internally by the far left.
33   TwoScoopsPlissken   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 9, 10:12am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I'm so switching to Brave.
34   mell   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 9, 10:13am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Wow - Goolag.
35   TwoScoopsPlissken   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 9, 10:15am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Imagine if somebody at AT&T or GE said "I'm not working with Obama Voters, they're Stalinists. I'm going to punch them in the face. You'll never work on MY Team, Fuck HR, and there should be a blacklist, not just here but Industry Wide - in fact there is an underground one here and I'll be adding names to it." with their Full Name on an Official Company Forum

How many hours do you think it would be before they were fired?
36   anon_61c8a   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 9, 10:54am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

FP says
You did not read the lawsuit document, did you?
nope. I admit to not reading much at all about this case. So I'm not going to try to defend my position. It was just my initial reaction to what I have read.
37   anon_57cc2   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 9, 10:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Page 110 : Google Employee using real name: Open call for an industry wide black list, an investigation into hire's socio-political attitudes, guy needs a course on employment law.
38   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 9, 11:04pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

This is relevant:

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.


https://stanfordreview.org/its-time-to-stop-admitting-students-on-skin-color/
Whites and Asians have a common interest in ending discrimination based on skin color.
39   someone else   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 9, 11:13pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

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.


Good summary of the situation.

http://www.unz.com/isteve/james-damores-lawsuit-against-google/

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