Kamau Bobb, head of Google’s diversity strategy and research team, has been removed from his anti-Semitic blog post after being uncovered.
Bob wrote in a 2007 post that Israel has “an insatiable desire for vengeful violence.”
Google apologized for his comment and said he would be reassigned to the role of the company’s STEM team.
Google has announced that it will remove the global leader in diversity strategy and research from his posts after discovering anti-Semitic comments in past blog posts.
Kamau Bobb is then reassigned to the STEM research role. The Washington Free Beacon I found a 2007 blog post by Bob titled “If I was Jewish”.
“If I were Jewish, I would be worried about the insatiable desire for war and murder to protect myself,” he wrote in a post now deleted.
“If I were Jewish today, my sensibility would suffer. The long cycle of oppression that the Jews had endured and the insatiable desire for the vengeful violence that my homeland Israel had now acquired. Will be more and more difficult to reconcile. “
This post appears to have been written after the violence that occurred between Lebanon and Israel in late 2007.
“I don’t know how to harmonize that identity with the actions of fundamentalist Jewish militants and Israel as a nation. The details confuse me. Bombing Lebanon and slaughtering the Lebanese people. , Mostly justified in retaliation for the capture of several soldiers, “Bob wrote.
It contained a long excerpt from his blog post after Beacon published an article about Bob.
But instead of dismissing him, Google is moving Bobb to a STEM-focused role.
In a statement released Wednesday night, Google “condemned past writings by members of the diversity team, which has caused serious discomfort and distress to members of the Jewish and LGBTQ + communities.” Was.
“These writings are definitely hurtful,” the statement continued. “The author acknowledged and apologized for this. He will no longer be part of our diversity team and will focus on his STEM work.”
Insider is asking Kamau Bobb and Google for comment.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Bob has been the head of diversity for nearly three years.
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