An unknown male engineer(UME) for Google (soon to be former engineer?) wrote a letter, from Gizmodo:

I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and don’t endorse using stereotypes. When addressing the gap in representation in the population, we need to look at population level differences in distributions. If we can’t have an honest discussion about this, then we can never truly solve the problem.


UME then proceeds to write a long, nuanced, detailed and supported memo questioning Google’s current concept of diversity. It is above my pay grade as a mere radar technician so distill UME’s point to a few sweet words. So let me be blunt, UME seems to saying, at length that Google should not concoct a number out thin air and then proceed to call it gospel. Maybe fifty percent Google’s payrole should go to members of the fifty-three percent of the population which is genuine(Bruce Jenner need not apply) female? If so why and how would promote the company? In tepid response, Google’s Vice President of Diversity, Integrity & Governance one Danielle Brown, wrote:

Many of you have read an internal document shared by someone in our engineering organization, expressing views on the natural abilities and characteristics of different genders, as well as whether one can speak freely of these things at Google. And like many of you, I found that it advanced incorrect assumptions about gender. I’m not going to link to it here as it’s not a viewpoint that I or this company endorses, promotes or encourages.

Diversity and inclusion are a fundamental part of our values and the culture we continue to cultivate. We are unequivocal in our belief that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a company, and we’ll continue to stand for that and be committed to it for the long haul. As Ari Balogh said in his internal G+ post, “Building an open, inclusive environment is core to who we are, and the right thing to do. ‘Nuff said. “

Brown seems to be saying, we have made up our minds, please do not bother us with any facts to the contrary, now shut up and toe the company line.

When the moron reporter Jim Acosta attempted to ambush Stephan Miller, off the top his head, Miller decimated Acosta’s argument that poetry ought to conflated with policy. For her part, Brown offers to Miller like rebuttal. Brown refuses to attempt to explain Google’s personnel policy but simply demands it be enforce. So why did Google hire a vice president that doesn’t known her own job?