Still, taken together with a survey of Google employees showing that a significant percentage of employees polled agree with Damore's memo, Google appears to have a vocal contingent of employees who not only dismiss the company's diversity efforts but now appear to be emboldened in their views.
Damore himself indicated that his former coworkers had reached out privately to express "their gratitude for bringing up these very important issues." Others chimed in publicly as well.Yesterday evening, after Damore had been fired, one employee even posted a link to alt-right troll (and possible Trump administration adviser) Chuck Johnson's crowdfunding site, We Searchr, where a crowdfunding campaign for Damore had already popped up."Personally, I'm not at all surprised to see this," says Kelly Ellis, a former Google software engineer who has previously spoken out about sexual harassment at the company."Those guys like to pretend that they're silenced and afraid, but they're not."Damore's treatise invited derision internally as well.engineer James Damore, author of the now-infamous 'antidiversity memo' that caused a firestorm both at Google and beyond, had a fairly easy time finding support from his coworkers.According to screenshots of discussions on Google's internal message forum, several employees agreed with the 10-page manifesto that cost Damore his job.