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Google’s Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai fired James Damore for supporting diversity but not enough. Google claimed he was “perpetuating gender stereotypes” in his brave (flipside of controversial) diversity memo. Damore has a Ph.D. in Systems Biology from Harvard.


Alphabet Inc.’s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the web company’s diversity policies, creating a firestorm across Silicon Valley.

James Damore, the Google engineer who wrote the note, confirmed his dismissal in an email, saying that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” A Google representative didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

Google’s Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai sent a note to employees on Monday that said portions of the employee’s memo “violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.” But he didn’t say if the company was taking action against the employee.


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