Google’s Diversity Memo Crisis: Why all facts matter

You don’t have to put dirt in your mouth to know it tastes bad – some things you just know. Or you are at least willing to trust the experience of others who have tried it. I treated the #GoogleManifesto in the same way at first. I didn’t need to read a long, rambling document to know that it’s contents are not good. But I did need to read it to provide a perspective on what to do about it. (Sigh – sometimes work is hard.)

The questions I’ve heard that people want answers to are:

  • What does Google do about it? 
  • Is this a sign that others at Google feel the same?
  • Does all of Silicon Valley also agree?