I’m not surprised.
Google’s lefties got the company to illegally fire James Damore for being a conservative. Now they got Google to get rid of Kay Coles James. Since the Heritage president isn’t just an employee and Google is worried about the GOP, they did it by shutting down the entire board.
Here’s a bit of backstory from my article yesterday.
Last year, Kay Coles James became the first African-American woman to head the Heritage Foundation. This year, Google picked James as one of eight figures to serve on its AI Advisory Council. James was likely meant to balance out William J. Burns, the head of the Carnegie Endowment Peace, an Obama crony. But almost as soon as the choices were announced, Google’s overactive lefties came after her.
The controversy, as was often the case, raged in internal Google forums where its social justice crybullies seek out new ways to purge conservatives and push the monopolistic dot com leftward. And then it was passed along to lefty digital media outlets which transformed it into a pressure campaign.
One public petition by Googlers Against Transphobia and Hate claims that James, a 69-year-old grandmother, threatens “trans people, other LGBTQ people, and immigrants”. The petition insists that Google should “place representatives from vulnerable communities at the center of decision-making”.
The petition to fight for diversity by driving the highest profile African-American woman out of Google has allegedly been signed by over 1,000 Googlers. Most of the named signatories are white academics.
Several of the leftist board members resigned, threatened to resign or criticized the inclusion of the African-American conservative leader. Rather than directly purge James, which would have likely resulted in more congressional scrutiny of the illegal search monopoly, Google instead shut down the board, and will likely recreate something similar without conservative representation. Or with a conservative tame enough to pass leftist scrutiny, assuming such a creature even exists outside the Never Trumper fever swamps of the Washington Post or Bulwark.
Google has once again demonstrated that it’s a captive of the intolerant Left. And that it is this radical movement which controls its decisions.