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m_ke · 2020-06-13 · Original thread
Few things to consider:

1. Peter Thiel sits on Facebook's board and was one of its first investors.

2. Thiel donated 1.25 million to Trump's campaign right before the election when it looked like he had no chance of winning.

3. Thiel also donated millions of dollars to Mercer's Super PAC which was funding Cambridge Analytica (which Mercer cofounded with Bannon).

4. Thiel is looking to start a conservative news channel with Mercer.

5. Thiel is an author of great pieces like "The Case Against Affirmative Action" and "The Diversity Myth".

6. Mercer has great opinions like: "...Mercer, for his part, has argued that the Civil Rights Act, in 1964, was a major mistake. According to the onetime Renaissance employee, Mercer has asserted repeatedly that African-Americans were better off economically before the civil-rights movement. (Few scholars agree.) He has also said that the problem of racism in America is exaggerated. The source said that, not long ago, he heard Mercer proclaim that there are no white racists in America today, only black racists. "

7. Theil's Founders Fund has great libertarian projects like Palantir, Space X and Anudril, which have picked up billions worth of government contracts over under this administration.

https://www.axios.com/peter-thiel-the-bridge-between-trump-a...

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/16/technology/peter-thiel-do...

https://mashable.com/2018/03/22/facebook-peter-thiel-cambrid...

https://stanfordmag.org/contents/the-case-against-affirmativ...

https://www.amazon.com/Diversity-Myth-Multiculturalism-Polit...

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-25/peter-thi...

vivekd · 2016-11-11 · Original thread
Amazon link to the book

https://www.amazon.com/Diversity-Myth-David-Sacks/dp/0945999...

The book is not arguing against multiculturalism or diversity but rather it is arguing that multiculturalism and diversity are being used as an excuse to stifle free speech and silence dissenting opinions in institutions of higher learning. You are misrepresenting what the book is about.

andrewem · 2012-02-12 · Original thread
I had never heard multiculturalism mentioned in reference to Thiel (I'm no expert on him), but apparently he co-wrote a book called "The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Intolerance at Stanford". Looks like there were 1996 and 1998 editions with slightly different titles. [0], [1]

[0] http://www.amazon.com/Diversity-Myth-Multiculturalism-Politi... [1] http://www.amazon.com/Diversity-Myth-David-Sacks/dp/09459997...

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