Antifa ‘goals Google memo’ author James Damore talk in Portland State



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It is not uncommon for a rebellion on college campuses when a conservative such as Ben Shapiro wants to make an appearance.

But a bitter brouhaha about a Silicon Valley techie?

That is what happens with Portland State University after a group of students invited former Google engineer James Damore to speak on the campus about diversity. Damore had the spotlight shine on him after he fired about a 10-page Google memo he wrote criticizing the internal gender diversity policy and accusing the tech giant of “alienating conservatives.”

Ex-Google employee James Damore’s speech at Portland State University on Saturday has stirred controversy.

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Event organizer, Andy Ngo, knew that there would be controversy, but did not expect to be a target of the sometimes violent and virulently left-wing Antifa group, Ngo, wrote in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

Protest flyers for the James Damore event, saying: “We have to work together to show James Damore and the PSU Freethinkers that they can’t get away with dressing up intolerance and call it science.”

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Ngo told Fox News his group, Freethinkers of PSU, has received threats of violence are intimidated by Damore the next speech on the campus.

The university ended up setting up not one, but three alternative events — a total of seven hours — in anticipation of Damore the hour-and-a-half lecture Saturday, the College Fix reported.

A promotion for the alternative events that is set at the Portland State University at the James Damore talk.

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Ngo called the response “overcompensation.”

Portland State spokesman, Chris Broderick, told Fox News the university rejects Damore’s “ideas, sexist stereotypes.”

Coming from the controversial ex-Google employee James Damore talk about the campus, PSU is hosting a panel, “The True Story of Women in #STEM,” with @PSUCLASDean, @KellyJClifton and grad student Jaboa More #pdx

— Portland State (@Portland_State) February 1, 2018

Campus activists have the students organize Damore the event “misogynists,” “white supremacists” and “neo-Nazis” after a Portland-based newspaper, the Williamette Week, wrongly attributed quotes such as “women can’t do math” Damore in a piece that labeled him a “tech bro fired from Google for say women are biologically not capable of being engineers…”

PSU faculty hosted “The True Story of Women in the TRIBE” challenge Damore is “the idea that women are not the generation of ideas, because they are more concerned with feelings and aesthetics.”

Damore told Fox News his critics have misinterpreted his views about women in the workplace.

“They are the deterioration of the divisions and the generation of outrage by a misrepresentation of what I said,” Damore said. “I encourage all students to actually read what I’ve written, check out my interviews, and come in my case, the questions with an open mind.”

The PSU philosophy professor hosting the discussion with Damore agree.

Portland State University is the largest urban university in Oregon, with nearly 28,000 students.


“How many people who are angry about the memo have actually read the memo?” Peter Boghossian told Fox News. “If we are not willing to talk about difficult, complex issues, extremists step in with solutions.”

On Saturday is the event, Damore and Boghossian will be accompanied by secular free-speech-writer Helen Pluckrose and former Evergreen State College professors Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying, who received $540,000 from the school after racial tensions shutting down the university during the “Day of Absence” last year.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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