Google is removing its head of diversity strategy from his post — but keeping him in the company — after a 2007 blog post surfaced in which he wrote that Jews have “an insatiable appetite for war and killing,” and an “insensitivity” to people’s suffering.
Kamau Bobb, whose bio still reads “Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research at Google,” “will no longer be part of our diversity team going forward and will focus on his STEM work,” Google said in a statement.
Google noted that the discovery of Bobb’s now-deleted 2007 blog post titled “If I Were a Jew” comes “at a time where we’ve seen an alarming increase in antisemitic attacks.”
“We unequivocally condemn the past writings by a member of our diversity team that are causing deep offense and pain to members of our Jewish community and our LGBTQ+ community,” Google said. “These writings are unquestionably hurtful. The author acknowledges this and has apologized.”
Bobb’s removal from his role as diversity chief comes days after the Washington Free Beacon surfaced his blog post.
In the post, he described how he believed Jews should view the Middle East conflict as he assailed Israel’s actions in Gaza and Lebanon