Former Google engineer: Company shut down pro-diversity discussions

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  • Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018

FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is shown reflected on an adjacent office building in Irvine, California, U.S. August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

On the same week Google was sued by a couple of former employees who accuse it of quashing conservative viewpoints, another former Google engineer is claiming company executives shut down his pro-diversity discussions at work. 

"I appreciate your commitment to diversity, but I believe your frequent posts about potentially divisive topics aren't appropriate in the workplace," senior vice-president Urs Holzle wrote in an e-mail to Cory Altheide, according to a memo Altheide has just made public. 

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