Au­thor fired over di­ver­sity memo

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

In­ter­net gi­ant Google has fired the male en­gi­neer at the cen­ter of an up­roar in Sil­i­con Val­ley over the past week af­ter he au­thored an in­ter­nal memo as­sert­ing there are bi­o­log­i­cal causes be­hind gen­der in­equal­ity in the tech in­dus­try. James Damore, the en­gi­neer who wrote the memo, con­firmed his dis­missal, say­ing on Mon­day that he had been fired for “per­pet­u­at­ing gen­der stereo­types”. Google said it could not talk about in­di­vid­ual em­ployee cases.

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