An internal memo to Google employees questioning Google diversity initiatives has taken the internet by storm. In the memo, the unnamed author challenges the companies practices of favoring women and minorities just for being women and minorities. He’s got a point. Google’s hiring and promotion practices look to be discriminatory but they can get away with it because they are discriminating in a way society is accepting of. The memo also points out that some people in the company are afraid to share their views because they fear being fired, seemingly with good reason.
Danielle Brown, Google’s new VP of diversity has responded to the memo and basically, tells Google employees it’s ok to share their opinions as long as they have the right opinions.