News Review: Anti-diversity Google engineer fired

source: BBC Learning English     2017年8月8日
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A software engineer working for Google, who criticised the company’s diversity policy in an internal memo, says he’s been sacked for perpetuating gender stereotypes.
James Damore had claimed there were biological causes for men and women having different preferences and abilities, which might explain the lack of women in leadership and technical roles.
Google has said it won’t discuss individual cases.

Key words and phrases
slams: criticises strongly
contentious: causing argument or disagreement
hits a nerve: upsets someone