James Damore

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My biggest flaw and strength may be that I see things very differently than normal. I'm not necessarily the best at predicting what would be controversial.feedback
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Nov 16 2017
We found 20 articles in which James Damore said something. The most recent James Damore’s quote is: “Google has several biases and honest discussion about these biases is being silenced by the dominant ideology. What follows is by no means the complete story, but it's a perspective that desperately needs to be told.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted James Damore 37 times. On this page, you will find all of James Damore’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Aug 11 2017 - Silicon Valley

For many, including myself, working at Google is a major part of their identity, almost like a cult with its own leaders and saints, all believed to righteously uphold the sacred motto of 'Don't be evil.feedback

Aug 11 2017

As Noam Chomsky once observed, the smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.feedback

Aug 11 2017

This leads to women generally having a harder time negotiating salary, asking for raises, speaking up, and leading.feedback

Aug 11 2017

Many of these differences are small and there's significant overlap between men and women, so you can't say anything about an individual given these population-level distributions.feedback

Aug 10 2017

The culture is very left-leaning and just intolerant of anyone that holds a differing opinion.feedback

Aug 10 2017

I'm not just attacking diversity, I'm just attacking the fact that we can't honestly discuss any of these issues and that is actually hurting the problem.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Feminism

I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and don't endorse using stereotypes. When addressing the gap in representation in the population, we need to look at population level differences in distributions. If we can't have an honest discussion about this, then we can never truly solve the problem. 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.feedback

Aug 10 2017

There was a concerted effort among upper management to have a very clear signal that what I did was harmful and wrong and didn't stand for Google. It would be career suicide for any executives or directors to support me.feedback

Aug 10 2017

Because the whole point of my memo was actually to improve Google, and improve Google's culture. And they just punished me and shamed me for doing it.feedback

Aug 10 2017

Women, on average, have more openness directed towards feelings and aesthetics rather than ideas. Women generally also have a stronger interest in people rather than things, relative to men (also interpreted as empathizing vs. systemizing).feedback

Aug 10 2017

It makes us alienate large portions of the population.feedback

Aug 10 2017

I support diversity and inclusion, and I think that also our lack of ideological diversity has hurt our products.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Sexism

I'm not saying that any of the female engineers at Google are in any way worse than the average male engineer. I'm just saying that this may explain some of the disparity in representation in the population.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Sexism

He "couldn't really get ahead of it at all. People got offended because it goes against the left's ideology.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Sexism

The whole point of my memo was to improve Google and Google's culture and they just punished me and shamed me for doing it. I'm not a sexist. There are simply fewer women. But if you're a girl and you're interested in technology, then that's great.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Sexism

It's illegal to retaliate against a NLRB charge.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Populism

We decided to have Mike Cernovich tweet my image because he has 300K followers.feedback

Aug 09 2017

I really thought this was a problem Google had to fix.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Sexism

It was totally secretive. And I heard things that I definitely disagreed with. There was a lot of just shaming and, No you can't say that, that's sexist, you can't do this.' There's just so much hypocrisy.feedback

Aug 09 2017

I'm not saying that diversity is bad, that Google or society is 100% fair, that we shouldn't try to correct for existing biases, or that minorities have the same experience of those in the majority. My larger point is that we have an intolerance for ideas and evidence that don't fit a certain ideology.feedback

Aug 08 2017

My guess is Google would rather not have people talking about this.feedback

Aug 08 2017

Perpetuating gender stereotypes. I'm also not saying that we should restrict people to certain gender roles. I'm advocating for quite the opposite: treat people as individuals, not as just another member of their group (tribalism).feedback

Aug 08 2017

As far as I know, I have a legal right to express my concerns about the terms and conditions of my working environment and to bring up potentially illegal behavior, which is what my document does.feedback

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