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Google's Silent Majority

Did the tech giant just fire one of its most moderate employees?

The initial media characterization of fired Google employee James Damore’s now-famous memo as a mere anti-diversity screed has not aged well. On Monday this column noted the condemnations of Mr. Damore online, but it’s becoming clear that a lot of Mr. Damore’s former colleagues were sorry to see him go. Perhaps they understand that he was not saying that women can’t do software programming, but rather describing reasons why, on average, women might have less interest in such work than men. Some academic researchers have since affirmed some of his empirical claims. And it turns out that Silicon Valley opposition to...

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