The Google Memo: Four Scientists Respond - Quillette


Lee Jussim Lee Jussim is a professor of social psychology at Rutgers University and was a Fellow and Consulting Scholar at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (2013-15).  He has served as chair of the Psychology Department at Rutgers University and has received the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, and the APA Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology.  He has published numerous articles and chapters and edited several books on social perception, accuracy, self-fulfilling prophecies, and stereotypes. His most recent book, Social Perception and Social Reality: Why Accuracy Dominates Bias and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, ties that work together to demonstrate that people are far more reasonable and rational, and their judgments are typically far more accurate than social psychological conventional wisdom usually acknowledges.

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85 Google has fired the engineer whose anti-diversity memo reflects a divided tech culture


James Damore’s sexist screed indicted all of Silicon Valley.

75 Google staffer's hostility to affirmative action sparks furious backlash


Document arguing against programmes to promote race and gender diversity attributes lack of women in tech to ‘biological causes’

72 Google employee's theory that women are unsuited to tech jobs provokes immediate backlash


A Google employee’s manifesto arguing that programmes increasing race and gender diversity be replaced with a commitment to “ideological diversity” has spread rapidly across social media sparking a furious backlash.

71 The Google memo is poorly argued and reaches the wrong conclusion


If the qualified-candidate pool in a field skews male, that can make it more important for firms to make efforts to recruit women.

68 Google employee's sexist manifesto sparks outrage


A leaked internal memo from a male engineer at Google argues that the gender wage gap is a myth and biological differences may prevent women from succeeding in the tech industry.

59 I just left a senior job at Google – so let me clear up this latest controversy about software engineer sexism


You have probably heard about the manifesto a Googler (not someone senior) published internally about, essentially, how women and men are intrinsically different and we should stop trying to make it possible for women to be engineers, because it’s just not worth it.