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Think for Yourself

“Open-mindedness, critical thinking, and debate are essential to discovering the truth. They are our best antidotes to bigotry.” – Prof. Robert P. George, Princeton University, et al In response to the growing scourge of conformism and groupthink infecting college campuses, 17 noted professors from Yale, Princeton and Harvard published the[…] Read On

The Business Case for Diversity Is Clear … as Mud

I was intrigued by an article in yesterday’s Harvard Business Review entitled “What 11 CEOs Have Learned About Championing Diversity.” The author is Stefanie Johnson, a biz school prof who studies the intersection of leadership and diversity and the effect of unconscious bias on evaluations. The piece starts with a[…] Read On

Google’s Silencing of James Damore

The software engineer who penned a 10-page manifesto calling Google’s diversity and inclusion policies “discriminatory,” “unfair” and “divisive” and blasting the Silicon Valley company’s “politically correct,” “left-leaning” culture as unaccepting of anyone outside its “ideological echo chamber” has been fired. So much for the search giant’s supposedly open culture that[…] Read On

Uber’s Ouster of Travis Kalanick Is No Victory for Anyone

Feminists and diversity activists everywhere are celebrating the demise of Travis Kalanick, Uber’s founding chief executive who was forced to resign by a group of investors and directors today. Kalanick has long been portrayed as the poster child for Silicon Valley’s bro culture, and his company branded as an evil enterprise[…] Read On