Google has reassigned a top diversity officer after critics noted he wrote years ago that Jews have an “insatiable appetite for war and killing,” the company said on June 2.
Kamau Bobb has been removed from Google’s diversity team, a spokesperson told The Epoch Times in an email.
Bobb was the company’s global lead for diversity strategy and research.
Roughly a decade before joining Google in 2018, Bobb wrote on his blog about how he would feel if he were Jewish.
“If I were a Jew I would be concerned about my insatiable appetite for war and killing in defense of myself,” he wrote. “Self-defense is undoubtedly an instinct, but I would be afraid of my increasing insensitivity to the suffering [of] others.”
Bobb reportedly sent an apology letter to colleagues at Google, writing in part: “What was intended as a critique of particular military action fed into anti-Semitic tropes and prejudice. I think we can all agree, there is no easy solution to this situation. But that’s beside the point. The way I expressed my views on that conflict [was] hurtful.”
Jewish groups had called for Bobb’s firing.
“Google must fire this anti-Semite,” the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights group, said in a tweet.