James Damore and the Google Manifesto.

James Damore, completed a BS in Molecular Biology, Physics, Chemistry then went on to complete a PhD in Systems Biology at Harvard but then dropped out and began working at Google, During July published his Memo on 'Improving diversity within Google' internally, Damore set out to oragnize his thoughts and criticisms in the hopes to be proven wrong, according to Damore he sent the memo to many of Google’s diversity’s programs as well as the "Google Skeptics" that aren't really all that sceptical apparently and it was leaked externally by who Damore believes to be the Google Skeptics and the world got a hold of it.

In the memo, he discussed the extreme Leftist culture at google, the extreme lengths the administration go to meet race and gender quotas and their Anti-Science attitude when it comes to evolutionary biology, psychology and critical thinking.

According to Damore, he says people with differing opinions that don't match the work culture will be shamed into silence, which at the very least James Damore proved to the world that to be absolutely a reality at Google.

According to Jordan Peterson in his interview with Damore, his memo contained "sound science " and "little bias" was actually shown in the memo but unfortunately for Damore his Superiors misrepresented his memo after it had gotten out in an attempt to discredit The Google Engineer, Danielle Brown (Google’s new Vice President of Diversity, Integrity & Governance) Vice President of the HR department in Google with a company title George Orwell would be kicking himself for not coming up with, speaks to the true depth of denial the staff at Google are willing to put themselves through in order to avoid reality. 

I’m Danielle, Google’s brand new VP of Diversity, Integrity & Governance. I started just a couple of weeks ago, and I had hoped to take another week or so to get the lay of the land before introducing myself to you all. But given the heated debate we’ve seen over the past few days, I feel compelled to say a few words.
Many of you have read an internal document shared by someone in our engineering organization, expressing views on the natural abilities and characteristics of different genders, as well as whether one can speak freely of these things at Google. And like many of you, I found that it advanced incorrect assumptions about gender. I’m not going to link to it here as it’s not a viewpoint that I or this company endorses, promotes or encourages.
Diversity and inclusion are a fundamental part of our values and the culture we continue to cultivate. We are unequivocal in our belief that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a company, and we’ll continue to stand for that and be committed to it for the long haul. As Ari Balogh said in his internal G+ post, “Building an open, inclusive environment is core to who we are, and the right thing to do. ‘Nuff said. “
Google has taken a strong stand on this issue, by releasing its demographic data and creating a company wide OKR on diversity and inclusion. Strong stands elicit strong reactions. Changing a culture is hard, and it’s often uncomfortable. But I firmly believe Google is doing the right thing, and that’s why I took this job.
Part of building an open, inclusive environment means fostering a culture in which those with alternative views, including different political views, feel safe sharing their opinions. But that discourse needs to work alongside the principles of equal employment found in our Code of Conduct, policies, and anti-discrimination laws.
I’ve been in the industry for a long time, and I can tell you that I’ve never worked at a company that has so many platforms for employees to express themselves—TGIF, Memegen, internal G+, thousands of discussion groups. I know this conversation doesn’t end with my email today. I look forward to continuing to hear your thoughts as I settle in and meet with Googlers across the company.
— Google’s new Vice President of Diversity, Integrity & Governance, Danielle Brown.

The official reason for dismissal was that he was "perpetuating gender stereotypes" and consequently his HR Rep and Director fired him. As you can clearly read the letter sent out by Brown she felt so against what was said in this Memo that she couldn't even allow further spread of it nor could she directly address anything actually said in the memo, she instead chose to double down on google policies and pretend nothing deserving of discussion or thought was presented in the 10 page memo. Damore has been labelled "Anti-Diversity" by the media and almost all of his detractors, James wasn't even close to being anything described as Anti diversity, he just wasn't in favour of "forced" diversity, and in favour of diversity of thought.

Link to the Infamous Document : 

If the time comes when we're no longer able to speak our minds it is the very day we lose our humanity, our freedoms and self-respect. James Damore felt he was losing his ability to speak, not from the position of identity like white, hetero, male etc. but from the position of one individual trying to communicate with another and not feeling heard. In James' position, I'd hope we'd all speak out if and when we felt that something was unequal, unfair or discriminatory and if we would try to see the value in what James did no matter how small or "wrong" his actions were maybe then everybody would appreciate the virtue of honesty a little more.

What should be focused on is how poorly handled this situation was by Google administration and Management for letting go a passionate employee for nothing more than trying to have an open discussion about diversity and discrimination, as crazy as this may sound James was physically threatened by fellow Google staff members due to writing his memo and as far as anyone is aware nothing was done about these threats of violence besides permanently removing Damore by dismissal.

Honest discussion is going extinct and no one will do anything about it, lying is as much self-deception as it is deception because 'the easiest person to lie to is yourself ' as true as a truism can be, people like James Damore must be held up as a positive example of one not bending to peer or social pressure that is evident and quite extreme at Google in particular and pointing out potentially illegal hiring practices that go against the very principles expressed by Google and again by Danielle Brown of; diversity, inclusion and openness.