James Damore praising the KKK's nomenclature

Screengrab via PowerfulJRE/YouTube JamesADamore/Twitter

The fired Google guy thinks the KKK has some cool ideas

OK dude.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 20, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 4:48 pm CDT

James Damore rose to dubious fame when, last month, he published a lengthy, anti-women and anti-diversity screed that made the rounds at Google, and then the entire internet.

For saying such things as “women generally [have] a harder time …speaking up, and leading,” and saying Google should curb its diversity initiatives, he was fired.

Damore became a bit of a cause célèbre for the right, which believed that Google had infringed on his right to free speech. But well, as they say, unfortunately, all your faves are problematic.

Today, Damore tweeted a poll question to his followers. It asks, “doesn’t the KKK have some cool names?”

james damore
Screenshot via James Damore/Twitter

Yeah, OK.


This is like asking why you can’t name your baby “Hitler,” but please, continue.



Many television shows and movies and board games and LARPing games use the term wizards—while not advocating race war.

But most everyone already knows that. Save for the guy who, you know, claims he’s not racist.

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*First Published: Sep 20, 2017, 1:33 pm CDT