publication date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 (part of Summer 2017)

category: Controversy

clue: Search online for a diversity memo and it won't take long to realize why this (former) engineer stirred up controversy.

explanation: Damore circulated a memo at his employer Google that argued, among other things, that women were less suited to working in technology because of biological differences. The ensuing controversy resulted in his termination. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Jesse King, and Elaine Beckland


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