James Damore, most famous for publishing a ten-page screed against diversity programs within the company he worked for, Google, was subsequently fired over the summer, 2017. The full text of his memo can be found at Gizmodo.
Well, he's back! This Monday, he filed a lawsuit in court alleging that Google discriminated against him for being a conservative white male.
Part of the lawsuit read,
"Google employees and managers strongly preferred to hear the same orthodox opinions regurgitated repeatedly, producing an ideological echo chamber, a protected, distorted bubble of groupthink. When Plaintiffs challenged Google’s illegal employment practices, they were openly threatened and subjected to harassment and retaliation from Google. Google created an environment of protecting employees who harassed individuals who spoke out against Google’s viewor the “Googley way,” as it is sometimes known internally."
According to Mashable,
"the suit welcomes all former or current Google employee who have been discriminated against due to being white, male, or having 'unpopular political views' to join."
People immediately began responding on Twitter. Buzzfeed reporter, Hayes Brown, decided to set the situation to a familiar tune:
Steve was wondering if he was the only one:
And another person quickly confirmed, no, no he is not:
Lara asked this important question:
Are there other careers besides software engineering where the worst employees are all delusional and believe that they are superstars in their fields? Serious question.— Lara (@Mobidi) January 9, 2018
And got this salient answer:
Lauren was crying crocodile tears:
Georgia thought it was satire at first:
Lynn wondered if legal standards had changed:
Is he representing himself? I haven’t practiced employment law for a while but conservative white men wasn’t a protected class when I was handling cases....— Lynn R Schrader (@lynnrschrader) January 9, 2018
And Kasey was all of us when she rewrote the headline:
In other news: White sexist male having trouble accepting consequences— ⚡️ kasey ⚡️ (@k00k004puffz) January 9, 2018
Then, at around 5:30, Google sent this statement to Mashable:
"We look forward to defending against Mr. Damore's lawsuit in court."
So do we.