The Week in Pictures: Delta Variant Edition
The Manhattan Project's 'Martians' Didn't Look Like America
The Manhattan Project didn't look like America. Undertaken today, it would be criticized for failing to meet diversity & inclusion guidelines.
Today's human resources dept professionals would be triggered if they looked at the list of physicists hired to produce what Pres Franklin Roosevelt was told could be a uranium-based bomb "with a destructiveness vastly greater than anything now known."
They would be astounded that the president, in his haste to develop such a weapon, as he put it, "before Hitler got it," authorized the hiring of scientists without any attempt to match the diversity of the American population.
They would have noted that Leo Szilard, who drafted the letter signed by Albert Einstein that alerted Roosevelt to uranium's potential, was born a Hungarian Jew and was educated in the Realiskola, one of Budapest's elite high schools.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.