The reaction was swift. James Damore’s internal memo, Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber: How bias clouds our thinking about diversity and inclusion, went viral; he was fired; and the responses piled in.

Those appalled by the memo and in favor of Damore’s firing see the document as a sexist attempt to explain the disparity in the number of males and females in tech and leadership using inaccurate stereotypes and warped science (see So, about this Googler’s manifesto.,


It’s time for healing …and yes, forgiveness.

Look — I know that it’s easier, and much more emotionally satisfying, to carry around anger and resentment. I know this because it’s what I did for many years.

After enjoying a protected upbringing in white middle-class burbs during the 1970s, as a young adult, I became distressed about the Reagan-era obsession with amassing nuclear weapons — a policy with the painfully ironic title “MAD,” for Mutually Assured Destruction — and disillusioned with the whitewashing of the United States as a place of equal opportunity for all who are willing to work hard, whose history of slavery and genocide was painted as, at best, a manifestation of our nation’s supposed God-given destiny and, at worst, a necessary evil. …


I’m not the biggest fan of Hillary Clinton. But I’ll definitely vote for her, if she ends up being the Democratic nominee. …

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Julie R Butler

I’m a freelance writer and editor pining to return to Mexico. Complexity turns me on, and connectivity tunes me in. A hopeful ponderer, some say I’m a dreamer…