Google’s Diversity Chief Removed for Decrying Jews’ ‘Insatiable Appetite for War and Killing’

Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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Search giant Google removed its corporate diversity chief from his role on Thursday after derogatory comments he made about Jews came to light this week, leading Jewish organizations to call for his termination.

In a 2007 post on his personal blog entitled “If I Were a Jew,” Global Lead for Diversity Strategy Kamau Bobb wrote that if he were Jewish, he would be concerned about his “insatiable appetite for war and killing in defense of myself.” At the time, Bobb was a research associate in technology at Georgia Tech. Prior to joining Google, Bobb was a program officer at the National Science Foundation. 

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