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[–] AinzOown 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

Decided to start reading his manifesto. It's good. This post actually got crazy long as I started quoting highlights.:

"At Google, we talk so much about unconscious bias as it applies to race and gender, but we rarely discuss our moral biases. Political orientation is actually a result of deep moral preferences and thus biases. Considering that the overwhelming majority of the social sciences, media, and Google lean left, we should critically examine these prejudices."

He mentions that unconscious bias again, they're definitely SJWing their employees. This next part I call the uh oh Google section.:

"I strongly believe in gender and racial diversity, and I think we should strive for more. However, to achieve a more equal gender and race representation, Google has created several discriminatory practices:

Programs, mentoring, and classes only for people with a certain gender or race [5]

A high priority queue and special treatment for “diversity” candidates

Hiring practices which can effectively lower the bar for “diversity” candidates by decreasing the false negative rate

Reconsidering any set of people if it’s not “diverse” enough, but not showing that same scrutiny in the reverse direction (clear confirmation bias)

Setting org level OKRs for increased representation which can incentivize illegal discrimination [6]

These practices are based on false assumptions generated by our biases and can actually increase race and gender tensions. We’re told by senior leadership that what we’re doing is both the morally and economically correct thing to do, but without evidence this is just veiled left ideology[7] that can irreparably harm Google."

Daddy Google is not liking that one.

"Just as some on the Right deny science that runs counter to the “God > humans > environment” hierarchy (e.g., evolution and climate change) the Left tends to deny science concerning biological differences between people (e.g., IQ[8] and sex differences)."

REEEEEEEEEEE (IQ and the bell curve are my favorite go to's against liberals who claim the right are anti science. You'll see them all of a sudden denounce scientific research, studies, and evidence.)

Just a good point that hits the left hard.:

"De-emphasize empathy.

I’ve heard several calls for increased empathy on diversity issues. While I strongly support trying to understand how and why people think the way they do, relying on affective empathy—feeling another’s pain—causes us to focus on anecdotes, favor individuals similar to us, and harbor other irrational and dangerous biases. Being emotionally unengaged helps us better reason about the facts."

"Our focus on microaggressions and other unintentional transgressions increases our sensitivity, which is not universally positive: sensitivity increases both our tendency to take offense and our self censorship, leading to authoritarian policies. "

Jesus fucking Christ they have micro aggression training there.

"Microaggression training incorrectly and dangerously equates speech with violence and isn’t backed by evidence."

"Reconsider making Unconscious Bias training mandatory for promo committees."


[–] 10099370? 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Holy shit he's just a rational fucking person who went to a great deal of trouble to examine his own and others ideas. Then presents them in a format he thinks will help the company and it's people.


[–] Boxcar_overkill 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It's even worse. In the actual memo he hyperlinks to studies proving each of his claims.

For example:


[–] onezeno 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Pretty fucking naive. Clearly he didn't read SJWs Always Lie.


[–] theysayso 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I am a researcher, and any excerpt I've seen seems to use well-written, science-based arguments. And then Google employees went crazy. Google is supposed to be all about science. But they sure didn't show it here. It only reinforced my one experience working with Google previously: equal parts arrogance and ignorance.


[–] onezeno 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

My only experience in trying to use some of their open-source code (Google Test for cpp code) was that it's spaghetti code that can't be easily extended. I found that I couldn't even add a custom output without halfway rewriting it for them.