Google 'Diversity Dissident' Simply Raised Inconvenient Truths
By Rich Lowry, The New York Post
The first thing to know about the instantly infamous “anti-diversity screed” written by an anonymous Google software engineer is that it isn’t anti-diversity or a screed.
The loaded description, widely used in the press and on social media, is symptomatic of the pearl-clutching over the memo, which questions the premises and effectiveness of Google’s diversity policies.
The document was meant — before getting splashed on the Internet — as an internal conversation starter. The author posits that innate differences between the sexes may account for the disparity between men and women in the male-dominated world of high-tech.
He states repeatedly that he believes in diversity, and there’s no reason to doubt his self-description as a classical liberal. And his memo is hardly a rant. He expresses the hope that “open and honest discussion with those who disagree can highlight our blind spots and help us grow.”