Google’s head of diversity slammed for saying ‘Jews have an insatiable appetite for war and murder’

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Google’s head of diversity slammed for saying ‘Jews have an insatiable appetite for war and murder’ in the 2007 blog post claiming they should have more ‘compassion’ over the Holocaust

  • Kamau Bobb, who is also an Equity in Computing don at Georgia Tech, wrote a blog post in 2007, which remains on his website, entitled: ‘If I Were A Jew’
  • Bobb writes: ‘If I were a Jew I would worry about my insatiable appetite for war and killing in defense of myself’
  • He recalls Kristallnacht, a Nazi pogrom against Jews in 1938, and Holocaust victim Anne Frank to wonder why Jews lack ‘compassion’

Google’s head of diversity has been criticized for writing that Jews have an “insatiable appetite for war and murder” and claiming they should have more “compassion” because of the Holocaust.

Kamau Bobb, who is also an Equity in Computing don at Georgia Tech, wrote a blog post in 2007, which remains on his website, entitled, “If I Were A Jew.”

Bobb writes, “If I were a Jew, I would be concerned about my insatiable appetite for war and killing in defense of myself. Self-defense is undoubtedly an instinct, but I would be afraid of my increasing insensitivity to the suffering of others.’

He recalls Kristallnacht, a Nazi pogrom against Jews in 1938, and Holocaust victim Anne Frank to wonder why Israel lacks “compassion” for Muslims in Gaza, Lebanon and the West Bank.

“My greatest affliction would be that I have misinterpreted the identity of my history and transmuted spiritual and human compassion with self-righteous impunity,” the academic wrote.

Kamau Bobb is Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research at Google and the Founder and Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech

Kamau Bobb is Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research at Google and the Founder and Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech

According to his website, Bobb is the “Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research at Google and the founder of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech.”

He previously worked for the US government at the National Science Foundation, where he was “responsible for $30 million a year in investments aimed at improving computing and STEM.” [Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] Education.’

Critics got around Bobb today after the blog post was highlighted in an article by the Washington Free Beacon.

Michael Dickson, director of Stand With Us, which is educating people to fight anti-Semitism, tweeted: “All of this raises the question of (1) Google exercised due care in selecting Kamau Bobb for the sensitive position of global Google DEI (Diversity, Equality and Inclusion) Director and (2) whether he should remain in these positions.’

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, an educational institution that takes its name from the Jewish Austrian Holocaust survivor, Nazi hunter and writer, tweeted: “Google needs to fire this #antisemite #KamauBobb.”

MailOnline has reached out to Bobb and Google for comment.

The 14-year-old blog post remains relevant today, as Google employees recently demanded executives cut ties with Israeli companies after last month’s bombing campaign against Islamist terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

An internal letter to CEO Sundar Pichai urged a company-wide statement “recognition of the violence in Palestine and Israel, including direct recognition of the harm done to Palestinians by the Israeli military and gang violence.”

It also argued that Google should “reject any definition of anti-Semitism that states that criticizing Israel or Zionism is anti-Semitic,” which “limits freedom of speech and distracts from real acts of anti-Semitism.”

Kamau Bobb previously worked for the US government at the National Science Foundation

Kamau Bobb previously worked for the US government at the National Science Foundation

In his post, Bobb wrote: “Suffering and oppression typically give rise to sympathy and compassion among the oppressed… I would conclude that my Jewish faith and the history of my people bring me closer to human compassion; closer to the instinct to heal pain, patience to fear, and understanding to confusion.

“I don’t know how I would reconcile that identity with the behavior of fundamentalist Jewish extremists or of Israel as a nation…

“I would not understand those who suggest that bombing Lebanon, slaughtering Lebanese and destroying much of Beirut in retaliation for the capture of a few soldiers is justified.

“I wouldn’t understand the idea of ​​collective punishment, cutting off gas, electricity and water from the residents of Gaza for attacking Israel that is fighting them.

“It would be unscrupulous for me to watch Israeli tanks with the Star of David thunder through Ramallah, destroying buildings and breaking glass.”

The essay concludes with the paragraph: ‘If I were a Jew, I would be concerned about my insatiable appetite for war and murder in defense of myself. Self-defense is undoubtedly an instinct, but I would be afraid of my increasing insensitivity to the suffering others. My greatest affliction would be that I have misinterpreted the identity of my history and transmuted spiritual and human compassion with self-righteous impunity.”

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