Google diversity head removed over anti-Semitic blog post

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Google has removed its head of diversity over a 2007 blog post that said Jewish people had ‘an insatiable appetite for war and killing.’ In a post about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that resurfaced this week, Kamau Bobb also claimed Jewish people had an ‘insensitivity’ to suffering. The post has now been deleted. On Thursday, a spokesperson for Google told the BBC that Mr Bobb would ‘no longer be part of our diversity team going forward.’ … ‘These writings are unquestionably hurtful. The author acknowledges this and has apologised. He will no longer be part of our diversity team … and will focus on his Stem [science, technology, engineering and maths] work.” [editor’s note: So apparently it’s OK at Google if you are a racist, as long as you are not on the “diversity team?” – SAT] (06/03/21)