Fired Google Employee James Damore participated in a podcast on Aug. 8, explaining his views on the left, the right, liberal and conservative thinking. Plus, Damore describes his motivations for writing a memo that triggered his departure from the search giant.
Background: Damore posted his 10-page manifesto to an internal Google employee site. While some folks defend many of the views in the memo, at least one area of the manifesto triggered major backlash across the globe and caused his firing from Google.
Without directly addressing the firing, Google CEO Sundar Pachai said a section of the memo suggested “a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work” — and that type of thinking is “offensive and not OK.”
Here’s the podcast/videocast interview with Damore:
Our decision to post the interview does not indicate that ChannelE2E aligns with Damore and the host. In terms of disclosure, my own views tend to be socially liberal and fiscally conservative.