I'm a bit disappointed as I've been eyeing up a new job and saw on their website that they have a whole diversity and inclusivity initiative, and even go so far as mentioning unconscious bias training for hiring managers (don't know if it is mandatory or not).
I'm fully prepared to stand up against this stuff if it becomes (or already is) absolutely ubiquitous in my field. But if there are some institutions not being overrun by social justice ideology I would rather work there, even if only because that would demonstrate to me that they have strong leadership and probably have a better all-around future.
Have any of ya'll been thinking along these lines? I get the feeling I'm probably not alone in this. I also get the feeling though that the hardest road is probably the "correct" one: if I really want to change the rules at a company I have to work hard enough that I can actually work my way into leadership, or-- failing that-- I could drum up enough support for a populist kind of revolt. The latter sounds kinda crazy but I think again I'm probably not the only one feeling this way. I think there are a lot of closeted conservatives in tech.
Maybe everyone's just waiting to see how Damore's lawsuit goes. If it doesn't go well we will really have a challenge laid out in front of us, I'd say.