Internet giant Google has been accused by one of its own employees of ‘alienating conservatives’ with its politically correct left-wing bias.
A senior software engineer at the company claimed in a document that was distributed to colleagues that right-wing employees were forced to keep their views ‘in the closet’ to avoid hostility.
The unnamed employee’s outburst also triggered a gender row as he suggested ‘biological causes’ and ‘neuroticism’ were responsible for the lack of women in top tech jobs.
His arguments that men have a higher drive for status and women are ‘more prone to anxiety’ triggered an angry backlash on social media with demands for the author to be fired.
The controversial 10-page document – which was first published by technology news site Motherboard and has been circulated on social media – argues that different traits between men and women are key to understanding why women are under-represented in technology companies.
The engineer claims Google’s ‘left bias’ has created ‘a politically correct monoculture that maintains its hold by shaming dissenters into silence’. …
‘We need to stop assuming that gender gaps imply sexism,’ writes the employee.
‘I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership.
Google’s motto used to be “do no evil.” They moved beyond that some time ago.
Google’s engineers are overwhelmingly male, and white or Asian. If Google follows the diversity ideology, they will become increasingly noncompetitive technologically — though awesome politically. Already the pressures on the engineers to leave must be building, as they are passed over for promotions in favor of others due other skin color and sex, rather than merit. Reality starkly contradicts the reigning ideology in tech. Something has to give.
Oh, and the anonymous complainer will be fired soon.