May 15, 2020 • 29M

Patrons Only: When Your Training's Shut Down / And It Causes A Frown / That's Damore

Jesse Singal
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Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.
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In our first-ever patrons-only episode, we break down an NBC News Article about the latest diversity brouhaha at Google, which leads into a broader discussion about what we expect of diversity programs, whether conservative complaints about the wackier ones have some merit, and the media's coverage of James Damore's memo (which argued, if memory serves, that female employees at Google should be kept in pens like livestock). Plus: What to do when your in-laws think you're hellbound, and a promising left-versus-right format for future eps.

Other lnks: Jesse's article on the IAT, Katie's article on Starbucks' implicit bias trainings, Jesse's newsletter about New York City's controversial Department of Education diversity trainings, Jesse's article about the Damore memo, and the Guardian article in which Cordelia Fine appears unconvinced of said memo's Hitlerianishnessitude.