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Lessons from Google’s Diversity Fracas

Dear Ethics Talk: Google made headlines earlier this month because of an engineer’s memo calling for greater ideological diversity and a re-think of Google policies addressing perceived under-representation of women and certain minorities. Google’s CEO said that employees have a right to express themselves, then fired the engineer for “advancing harmful gender stereotypes in [the] workplace.” What’s the business ethics angle on this? SIGNED: GOOGLE (PER)PLEXED

DEAR GOOGLE (PER)PLEXED: An employee was once asked whether she thought of her colleagues more like family or friends. “Family,” she answered, “because you get to pick your friends.” [click for full article]

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