Last month, Apple was pressured into purging Chaos Monkeys author Antonio García Martínez over literally nothing. Don’t expect Google to follow suit with Kamau Bobb. The rules are different because Bobb was attacking Jews from the Left.
Progressive antisemitism is okay.
Google’s head of diversity strategy said in a 2007 blog post that Jews have an “insatiable appetite for war” and an “insensitivity to the suffering [of] others.”
Bobb was at the time a research associate in technology at Georgia Tech, according to his LinkedIn. The post, titled “If I Were A Jew,” described how he believed Jewish people should view the Middle East conflict.
Bobb followed the usual track, including a stint as a member of Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. There’s lots of stuff about equity and diversity. And his bio contains one interesting note that caught my eye.
Prior to his work in Georgia, Dr. Bobb was a technology policy analyst at SRI International where he conducted research on university strategic planning and STEM workforce analysis for clients in the United States and the Middle East.
Bobb apparently brought out the 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones to talk up her racist revisionist history at Google.