Diversity programs at Google discriminatory, says engineer's anti-diversity manifesto

Diversity programs at Google discriminatory, says engineer's anti-diversity manifesto

Google reported second-quarter earnings after the market closed Monday.

Diversity programs at Google discriminatory, says engineer's anti-diversity manifesto

Eight out of 10 technical employees at Google are men while 1% are African American and 3% are Hispanic.

The 10-page manifesto against Google's diversity initiatives appears to have first been circulated internally at the company Friday. It was initially reported by Motherboard.

On Saturday Gizmodo published the full document, prompting a flood of angry tweets and some supporting the writer's right to free speech.

The overall tone of the essay is calm. The author acknowledges that there is bias that holds women back in tech and leadership. He doesn't suggest that women aren't capable of doing technical work but rather that the differences between men and women should be acknowledged. 

He states that women tend to be more interested in people rather than things, "empathizing vs. systemizing," whereas men have a higher driver for status and so tend to end up in leadership positions.

He also says that on average, women have more "neuroticism," as defined as "higher anxiety, lower stress tolerance."

The author doesn't believe that Google should engage in social engineering just to make its jobs equally appealing to men and women, calling "discriminatory" programs at the company available only to women and minorities.  

Google did not response to a request for comment.



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