Google Reassigns Executive Who Posted Virulent Antisemitic Statements

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The tech giant Google has reassigned an executive who was found to have posted virulently antisemitic statements online, the JTA and Times of Israel report.

Kamau Bobb, the company’s head of diversity strategy and research, had posted a blog in 2007 called “If I were a Jew,” in which he said, “If I were a Jew I would be concerned about my insatiable appetite for war and killing in defense of myself.”

“If I were a Jew today, my sensibilities would be tormented,” the post went on. “I would find it increasingly difficult to reconcile the long cycles of oppression that Jewish people have endured and the insatiable appetite for vengeful violence that Israel, my homeland, has now acquired.”

Google issued a statement saying, “These writings are unquestionably hurtful. The author acknowledges this and has apologized.”

“He will no longer be part of our diversity team going forward and will focus on his STEM work,” the company said.

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