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Google removes diversity chief over ‘If I Were A Jew’ blog

Tech giant confirms Kamau Bobb - who wrote that Jews have 'insatiable appetite for war - is no longer in role.

Lee Harpin is the Jewish News's political editor

Google (Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash)
Google (Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash)
Google have confirmed that their global head of diversity  will no longer work in the role after he was revealed to have written a blog in which he alleged Jews have an “insatiable appetite for war and killing.”
Kamau Bobb-  the Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research at Google and the founding Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech – made the claim in a 2007 blog post published on his website and titled “If I Were A Jew”.
During the same rant he also claimed Jews should have more “compassion” because of the Holocaust.
Kamau Bobb

In response to widespread anger over the blog, Google issued a statement confirming:“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. These writings are unquestionably hurtful.

“The author acknowledges this and has apologised. He will no longer be part of our diversity team going forward and will focus on his STEM work.
“This has come at at a time where we’ve seen an alarming increase in antisemitic attacks. Antisemitism is a vile prejudice that has given rise to unfathomable acts. It has no place in society and we stand with our Jewish community in condemning it.”

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