GOOGLE’S head of diversity wrote that Jews have an “insatiable appetite for war and killing” in a shocking blog post, but wasn’t fired.
Kamau Bobb wrote a 2007 blog post titled If I Were a Jew, which featured a series of offensive statements and was resurfaced this week.
Google has apparently not fired Bobb, but moved him to a different departmentCredit: kamaubobb.com
Bobb was reportedly writing about Israeli conflict in the blog postCredit: Twitter
“If I were a Jew I would be concerned about my insatiable appetite for war and killing in defense of myself,” the blog says.
“Self defense is undoubtedly an instinct, but I would be afraid of my increasing insensitivity to the suffering of others.”
Google released a statement on Wednesday condemning Bobb’s post and stating that he would no longer by a part of the diversity team — but apparently, he’s still with the company.
“We unequivocally condemn the past writings by a member of our diversity team that are causing deep offense and pain to members of our Jewish community and our LGBTQ+ community,” the statement says.
“These writings are unquestionably hurtful. The author acknowledges this and has apologized.
Google said they ‘condemn’ Bobb’s past writingCredit: kamaubobb.com
He has reportedly been moved to a different departmentCredit: Facebook
“He will no longer be part of our diversity team going forward and will focus on his STEM work.”
However, Insider reports that Bobb has not actually been fired, he’s just been moved to a STEM research role.
Google has not made a statement about why Bobb is still with the company.
The company was widely slammed on Wednesday after Bobb’s blog post started making the rounds online
“How is the obscene, antisemitic bigot still employed there?” activist group Stop Antisemitism wrote on Twitter.
Meghan McCain also slammed the company during Wednesday’s episode of The View.
“If you’re a Jewish employee of Google, I can’t imagine how you feel right now,” she said.
“It’s strange to me that Google, who espouses itself to be the most progressive, the most inclusive companies on planet Earth or in Silicon Valley, you have a head of diversity that if it looks like a duck, it quacks like a duck,” she said.
“It looks like you probably hate Jews or at the very least have some serious issues with your anti-Semitic rhetoric.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin pointed out that Bobb’s post was referring to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and that it should be put into context before everyone calls for him to be “summarily fired.”
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