According to a polarizing Wired article, white male Google employees identifying as conservative are “filing complaints to the company’s HR department in attempts to shut down conversations about diversity.” After the firing of, James Damore, a former employee who released the now infamous “Google Manifesto”, the work environment surrounding diversity has grown toxic with any and every conversation being used to enforcement victimhood based on race.
The issue stems from the fact that the Damore article was supposed to be a private writing shared only to Google employees. Someone however took the manifesto and shared it with a public media organization resulting in his firing. This has created a war where words are now biological bullets that are used to slowly kill opponents messages.
“Inside Google, the diversity advocates say some employees have “weaponized human resources,” by goading them into inflammatory statements, which are then captured and reported to HR for violating Google’s mores around civility or for offending white men.”
Things seem to be coming to a head at Google with the workplace environment becoming more and more divisive just like our nation. While I have no idea what the end game it, I am sure there are more turns for this story to take.