David French from the National Review joined Dana to discuss the latest social justice outrage at Google. The company fired James Damore after he debunked the company’s diversity initiatives in a 10-page memo titled “Googles Ideological Echo Camber” and called for ideological diversity within the company and tech industry. Google claimed Damore’s memo was harmful for “perpetuating gender stereotypes” and quickly fired the Harvard graduate, prompting immediate outrage, support, and confusion from all sides of the aisle.
“The entire incident helps expose the intellectual rot at the heart of identity politics,” writes French.
The explosive situation has many reexamining identity politics and questioning whether it really has a place in society at all since it’s become all too confusing for anyone to keep up with, let alone implement. But maybe equality for all isn’t really what the left is after, suggested French.
“How in the world did it get so twisted, and why?" asked Dana.
"It got twisted because -- whatever [Damore] said and whatever his intent was -- he wasn't toeing the identity politics party line," explained French. "Instead he said, look, men and women are different. They have different interests."