Google head of diversity wrote Jews have ‘insatiable appetite for war, killing’

Google’s head of diversity is under fire after the emergence of a 2007 blog post in which he wrote that “If I were a Jew I would be concerned about my insatiable appetite for war and killing in defense of myself.”

In his post, Kamau Bobb wrote: “Self-defense is undoubtedly an instinct, but I would be afraid of my increasing insensitivity to the suffering of others.”

He added that “my greatest torment would be that I’ve misinterpreted the identity offered by my history and transposed spiritual and human compassion with self-righteous impunity.”

Referencing the Holocaust, he said: “My reflections on Kristallnacht would lead me to feel that these are precisely the human sentiments that I as Jew would understand; that I ought to understand and feel compelled to help alleviate.”

Michael Dickson, head of pro-Israel group Stand With Us, tweets: “All of this begs the question whether (1) Google did due diligence when selecting [Bobb] for the sensitive position of global Google DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) Director and (2) whether he should remain in these positions.”

The Simon Wiesenthal Center tweets: “Google must fire this antisemite.”

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