Google Cancels "Diversity Meeting" After Employee Leaks To "Right-Wing" Websites

Following the debacle of James Damore's 'Diversity' memo and subsequent firing, Google decided a companywide townhall meeting was necessary to address staff concerns with executives planning to field employees’ questions voted on by their peers. The questions with the most votes would get asked.

A sampling of some of the most popular questions as of Tuesday, according to employees, reflects the spectrum of views on the memo and its fallout.

One question asks how Google will protect female employees who have been harassed online for criticizing the memo.


Another asks whether Google lowers the bar for diversity candidates.


Some questions complain about how conservatives aren’t welcome at Google.


And one asks how Google plans to stop leaks to the press.


A person familiar added that an additional top question was: “What can we do to clarify for the entire company that there is one hiring bar,” regardless of race or gender?

However, as The Wall Street Journal reports, the meeting has been cancelled because right-wing websites published the names of employees who had proposed questions, raising security concerns.

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in an email to employees that the company decided to cancel the highly anticipated meeting after employees expressed concerns “about their safety and worried they may be ‘outed’ publicly for asking a question in the Town Hall.”

The implications of this are clear - there's a leaker at Google.

Ironically, while the national liberal media speaks with one voice against Damore's temerity to unleash some free speech bombs, and tech CEOs lined up arm in arm to support Pichai in his firing of Damore, Google employees are split over management’s dismissal of Mr. Damore, according to interviews and informal polls of employees. The Journal notes that some employees say Google executives didn’t go far enough to denounce Mr. Damore’s stance. Others say it is difficult to openly discuss diversity issues at the company because of a liberal bias among managers and colleagues at Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc.

And one employee said his managers’ reaction to Mr. Damore’s firing “has made it explicitly clear that any view not left (of) center is not welcome.”

There are “definite mixed feelings” inside the company, one employee said.

“There are people of all political stripes, and there’s outrage at the extreme of both ends of the spectrum and more sanity in the middle.”


Moderate liberals at the company don’t believe the memo threatens the rights of women at the company, while moderate conservatives don’t think his firing means they can’t express themselves, this employee said.


“But ultimately the loudest voices on the fringes drive the perception and reaction.”

As The Wall Street Journal concludes, however, Google’s liberalism was clear at an internal town-hall meeting after the presidential election, where top executives commiserated with employees over Donald Trump’s victory, according to a recording of the meeting viewed by the Journal.

Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat, who publicly supported Hillary Clinton, called the election results “a kick in the gut.” Executives fielded a variety of questions over the hourlong meeting but none of the questions were in support of Mr. Trump’s victory.

Which makes the following even more troubling for giant tech firm, in the mobile app Blind, where users must use their work email addresses to verify they are employees at a given company, a survey of Google employees reflected the divisions.

Of 440 Google employees who responded to a Blind survey on Tuesday and Wednesday, 56% said they disagreed with Google’s decision to fire Mr. Damore.


CheapBastard wee-weed up Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:41 Permalink

Everyone's treated equally right? This IS a colorblind society, right? Watch this Indian guy describe the racism in med school admissions: 
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Indian Student Fakes Being Black to Get Into Medical School Under Affirmative Action

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a Smudge by an… CheapBastard Thu, 08/10/2017 - 21:40 Permalink

I'm just amazed at this one employee. One employee said this about his manager, one employee said there's no tolerance, one employee confirmed what one employee said.

How many people there are one employee? And...are they truly one? Like in body or just mentally hooked up with some funky new electronic shit? It is possible they are ALL ONE EMPLOYEE?

I'm starting to not want to know what goes on in these places.

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fattail Son of Loki Fri, 08/11/2017 - 07:50 Permalink

If a baker can be forced to bake a cake for people they don't want to bake a cake for, then Google should not be able to demonetize content they disagree with on their platform.Where the fuck is Sessions and the anti-trust and civil rights brigade of lawyers on this.  I smell a class action lawsuit.   

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waspwench Son of Loki Fri, 08/11/2017 - 04:01 Permalink

In a highly competitive world a country run by third raters is not going to cut it.

We are wasting university education on people who cannot obtain the most benefit from it. We are staffing our government with inferior minds. We are putting inferior people in positions of importance in our businesses.

We are setting ourselves up to fail. Or someone is. I cannot imagine who.....

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GUS100CORRINA Future Jim Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:40 Permalink

Google Cancels "Diversity Meeting" After Leaker Speaks To "Right-Wing" WebsitesMy response: GOOGLE is nothing more than a MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL CORPORATE POLICE STATE where thought and behavior is fixed, and anybody out of bounds is punished. "GULAG" (or GOOLAG) name is so appropriate for this company and its leaders!!!The SNOWFLAKES appear to be WAKING UP to WHO and WHAT GOOGLE (GULAG) really representa. Working for the GULAG is NOT doing GOD's work by any stretch of the imagination.

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GUS100CORRINA Future Jim Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:47 Permalink

Google Cancels "Diversity Meeting" After Leaker Speaks To "Right-Wing" WebsitesMy response: The GULAG wants to control your mind with its search engine technology that is an extension of the DEEP STATE as evidenced by their tyrannical lawlessness during the POTUS election in support of HRC.ERIC SCHMIDT IS A PERSON OF QUESTIONABLE CHARACTER.

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Miffed Microbi… nmewn Thu, 08/10/2017 - 21:41 Permalink

Cali recently passed a law mandating workplace violence training. I had to sit today and endure slides depicting faces of men in various emotional states. Angry Man, Frustrated Man, Posturing Man, Surprised Man, and Pensive Brooding Man. I just couldn't contain myself and burst out laughing. " Sorry but I vacillate between all these states all day, except Surprised Man because nothing here surprises me here anymore." Management was not amused.

The funny thing about this whole thing is the only violent person at our lab was a 400 lb women who threatened many people. When they finally fired her we had security guards for weeks in case she decided to come back and go postal.

Corporate indoctrination will be the death of me.


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American Psycho Miffed Microbi… Thu, 08/10/2017 - 21:56 Permalink

Ha.  Years ago I had a buddy who finished his PhD in Finance from University of Georgia.  He took a job teaching at some San Fran school (not UCSF).  I recall a conversationw with him after he had a "human resource meeting" where he and other faculty were told that they need to include in their lectures way that people from diverse backgrounds can culturally relate to the material.  Supposedly, some students were complaining that they were not doing well in the class due to a cultural disconnect.  He actually raised his hand during this meeting and asked if the HR lady was being serious (this happened about 3 or 4 years ago).  

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Chupacabra-322 Cluster_Frak Thu, 08/10/2017 - 21:09 Permalink

All of the anger and violence that we have seen lately has greatly tainted the Democratic Party.

The Democrats have become the party of Kathy Griffin.

The Democrats have become the party of Antifa and mock Trump assassinations.
And the Democrats have become the party of James Hodgkinson.

U.S. Representative Tim Ryan was right on the ball when he admitted that his party’s brand has now become “toxic” in much of the nation…

Google....Pure Evil.

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HalinCA (not verified) ACP Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:33 Permalink

Interesting bit of history: The National Union Party was the name used by the Republican Party for the national ticket in the 1864 presidential election, held during the Civil War. State Republican parties, for the most part, did not change their name.[1]The temporary name was used to attract War Democrats and Border State Unionists who would not vote for the Republican Party. The party nominated incumbent President Abraham Lincoln and Democrat Andrew Johnson, who were elected in an electoral landslide. Establishment[edit]The National Union Party was created in 1864 prior to the end of the Civil War. A faction of anti-Lincoln Radical Republicans held the belief that Lincoln was incompetent, and therefore could not be re-elected. A number of Radical Republicans formed a party called the Radical Democracy Party, and a few hundred delegates in Cleveland starting on May 31, 1864, eventually nominating John C. Frémont, who had also been the Republicans' first presidential standard-bearer during the 1856 U.S. presidential election.

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Son of Loki junction Thu, 08/10/2017 - 21:34 Permalink

+100That's exactly what came to my mind is the guy being beaten and dragged down the aisle and out the airplane door similar to this guy being beaten down by oogle sjw's and dragged down oogle's hallway and out the door.Hope he has a good team of lawyers since thru discovery most likely they have been violating dozens of federal laws in cluding labor laws free speech, racial discrimination laws, and on and on. Big Corporations only listen to money, not morality, the law or fairness.

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iamerican4 (not verified) ACP Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:50 Permalink

The falsely-named "Whig" party filched the righteous name for the utopian ideals upon which Our Nation was founded, used by the Godly Black and White Founders, and was actually a Roman Catholic front - which the CIA/FBI/NSA are now - to counter the reality the Anti-Christ we came to America in covenant with God to escape - whose usurping traitorous Deep State Fifth Column is the Beast of (((Gog))) and Babylon - had been running "the Wall Street of slavery" at Rome - importation from which had been made illegal during the Jefferson Administration - for over 2,000 years.

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