100 Folgen

Are you tired of technology leaders and organizers using inclusion and diversity as the latest marketing buzz words to garner attention?

For far too long many of our technical organizations, communities, and events have been unsafe, unwelcoming, and unapologetic environments for members of underrepresented and marginalized groups.

Thankfully, I was recently reminded that success is seldom gained by asking permission.

Disruption and innovation are products of individuals who take bold steps in order to shift the collective and challenge the status quo.

#causeascene Kim Crayton

    • Neues aus der Technik

Are you tired of technology leaders and organizers using inclusion and diversity as the latest marketing buzz words to garner attention?

For far too long many of our technical organizations, communities, and events have been unsafe, unwelcoming, and unapologetic environments for members of underrepresented and marginalized groups.

Thankfully, I was recently reminded that success is seldom gained by asking permission.

Disruption and innovation are products of individuals who take bold steps in order to shift the collective and challenge the status quo.

    Dr. Brandeis Marshall

    Dr. Brandeis Marshall

    Podcast Description

    “I want every US presidential candidate…to give me a list of what they are going to in order to address institutionalized racism. I want to know what regulations, I want to know the policies, I want to know the data. And I want to be able to review your plan. Give me a plan for that. How are we going to address inequity in education? How are we going to address the fact that we have books written for and by white men? How are we going to start putting things in that highlight more than slavery when it comes to Black people?”

    Dr. Brandeis Marshall is a computer science scholar, educator and founder of DataedX. Her work focuses on the racial, gendered and socioeconomic impact of data in technology, including designing data science pedagogy for marginalized communities and assessing the socio-technical implications of BlackTwitter. Dr. Marshall participates in increasing data literacy and understanding, sharing best data practices and broadening participation in computer + data science through speaker and workshop leader engagements. For more info visit www.brandeismarshall.com. 





    Transcription

    00:31



    Kim Crayton: Woo! Hello, everyone, and welcome to today's episode of the #causeascene podcast. I'm already giggling. So this will be a very interesting episode. I'm not gonna hesitate. I have Dr. Brandeis Marshall on the show today. And if you could introduce yourself to the audience, please.



    Dr. Brandeis Marshall: Oh, sure. I am a computer scientist by training. I am an instructor/educator like yourself by occupation. I teach at the college level and above, and I am running a startup. So I just started a startup about a couple months ago, so we could talk about that too. I'm working day and night, traveling, speaking, resting, dealing with a lot of wellness. So it was very nice to get a little rest and relaxation over the past few days, and now we're gonna get back to the grind. So that is me in a nutshell.



    01:29



    KC: All right, so I start the show as always, as you know: Why is it important to cause a scene? And how are you causing a scene?



    DBM: All right. Oh, here we go.



    KC: Here we go. Let's dive into this. And also, just to let you know, this is an uncensored show, so you can use whatever words, whatever phrasing you feel like, go ahead.



    DBM: OK, the United States, and in fact, I think the world, is becoming more Black and Brown. Yet our educational system does not reflect its constituents in the books that we learn from, in the instruction that we have. In particular, since I'm in this data science space, I work a lot with trying to broaden participation, access, inclusion and representation in computing and in data science. We don't have any people of color, just period. So, as someone that has been teaching for a long time, I'm just now moving into trying to find nuggets and examples and showcase all of that. It could be at the collegiate level, it could be at the professional level, but I'm trying to build in race, gender, class to whomever I'm instructing.



    02:56



    KC: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. So, when Dr. Brandeis logged in, I had to pause her for a second cause I had to complete a tweet. And I sent her the tweet, and we just started laughing because this tweet by an individual—and I'm gonna share it in the links—but it says,



    "Sorry, Beale Street was too much for me. Though beautifully acted, written, and shot, I'm exhausted by examples of Black love engulfed in trauma and horrible endings." 



    I had to tweet this because I said, "This is why I won't view any more video of Black bodies being beaten by police or terrorized by whiteness going about our daily lives. Yes, Blacks have had to endure the horrors of white supremacy. YET I REFUSE to allow this to be the only NEGATIVE NARRATIVE that's told."



    I just, I get it,

    • 1 Std. 7 Min.
    How to Be An Antiracist Ep. 17

    How to Be An Antiracist Ep. 17

    Podcast Description

    Success

    Homework



    Page 222: “Toure and Hamilton could not have foreseen how their concepts of overt and covert racism would be used by people across the ideological board to turn racism into something hidden and unknowable.” How does this statement parallel how the academic work of Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility” is being used by white people to avoid taking responsibility for their role in maintaining and benefiting from racism?

    Page 223: What strategies and language can you adopt to help you convey an understanding and responsibility of racist policies to individuals in your life who are unfamiliar?

    Page 224: How would you explain the differences between the dictionary definition of “racism/ist: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race” with the ideas” and the one provided in chapter 1 “one who is supporting a racist policy through their actions or inaction or expressing a racist idea”?





    Transcription

    00:10



    Hello everyone, and welcome to today's episode of the #CauseAScene Book Club selection "How to be an Antiracist", Chapter 17: "Success". We're gonna start on page 217. I highlighted that first sentence, and something to think about as we read.

    Finance scholar Boyce Watkins lectured on racism as a disease.

    On page 218:

    Success. The dark road we fear. Where antiracist power and policy predominate. Where equal opportunities and thus outcomes exist between the equal groups. Where people blamed policy, not people, for societal problems. Where nearly everyone has more than they have today. Where racist power lives on the margins, like antiracist power does today. Where antiracist ideas are our common sense, like racist ideas are today.

    Neither failure nor success is written. The story of our generation will be based on what we're willing to do. Are we willing to endure the grueling fight against racist power and policy? Are we willing to transform the antiracist power we gather within us to antiracist power in our society?

    01:22



    Okay, on page 219:



    "Instead of describing racism as a disease, don't you think racism is more like an organ?" I asked the lecturer. "Isn't racism essential for America to function? Isn't the system of racism essential for America to live?"



    All my leading questions did not bait Boyce Watkins into the defense of his disease conception. Too bad. I wanted to engage him. I was not much of an intellectual. I closed myself off to the new ideas that did not feel good. Meaning I shopped for conceptions of racism that fit my ideology and self identity.



    02:00



    And then I wrote in the margins: "This is common. This is why we have the constant debate of the dictionary definition of racism and then social science's more developed definition of what racism is."



    Asking antiracists to change their perspective on racism can be as destabilizing as asking racists to change their perspective on the races. Antiracists can be as doctrinaire in their view of racism as racists can be in their view of not-racism. How can antiracists ask racists to open their minds and change when we are close-minded and unwilling to change? I ignored my own hypocrisy, as people customarily do when it means giving up what they hold dear. Giving up my conception of racism meant giving up my view of the world and myself. I would not without a fight. I would lash out to anyone who “attacked” me with new ideas unless I feared and respected them...



    03:00



    Page 220:



    “Racism is both overt and covert,” Toure and Hamilton explained. “It takes two closely related forms, individual whites acting against individual Blacks, and acts by the total white community against the Black community.

    • 24 Min.
    Nicole Sanchez

    Nicole Sanchez

    Podcast Description

    “When I go in and I’m working with companies, I tell them you have got to design your systems, your culture, your norms, your communication for the most marginalized person. If she’s okay, then the rest of the people in your company are going to be okay.”

    For 25 years, Nicole Sanchez has served as a leading expert on workplace culture with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Nicole has transformed workplace culture for Fortune 500 corporations, tech startups, and mission-driven organizations. She consults globally, advising tech executives on best practices in diversity and inclusion. Previously, Nicole served as VP of Social Impact at GitHub and Managing Partner for the Kapor Center for Social Impact. Nicole earned a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business where she has also been a lecturer on workplace diversity. Nicole serves on the Board of CODE2040, and has received numerous awards for her work. She is a mother of two teenagers and lives with her family in the East Bay, where she was born and raised.



    Twitter





    Nicole Sanchez

    Become a #causeascene Podcast sponsor because disruption and innovation are products of individuals who take bold steps in order to shift the collective and challenge the status quo.

    Learn more >

    All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud.

    Listen to more great #causeascene podcasts

    full podcast list >

    • 1 Std. 5 Min.
    How to Be An Antiracist Ep. 16

    How to Be An Antiracist Ep. 16

    Podcast Description

    Failure

    Activist: One who has a record of power or policy change.

    Homework



    Page 204: Identify and evaluate current policies that hold Blacks responsible for the racist ideas and beliefs of whitenesss.

    Page 207: How would your “activism” change if you accepted and internalized that whiteness is NOT racist due to a lack of information or knowledge?

    Page 214: Based on your role as a member of the #/causeascene community, evaluate your personal effort as an antiracist against the guiding principles. What strategies can you implement that challenge the discriminatory and harmful policies and practices within the tech industry?





    Twitter





    How to Be An Antiracist Ep. 16

    Become a #causeascene Podcast sponsor because disruption and innovation are products of individuals who take bold steps in order to shift the collective and challenge the status quo.



    Learn more >



    All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud.

    Listen to more great #causeascene podcasts

    full podcast list >

    • 36 Min.
    Ruha Benjamin

    Ruha Benjamin

    Podcast Description

    “When I think about the role of technical systems…the inequity becomes even more encoded, subtle and it may seem like it’s operating where race is not explicit…The designers are not taking explicit note of race and yet racial disparities are being reproduced.”

    Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, founder of the JUST DATA Lab, and author of Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (2019) among many other publications. Her work investigates the social dimensions of science, medicine, and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and inequity, health and justice, knowledge and power. Professor Benjamin is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, Institute for Advanced Study, and the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton. For more info visit www.ruhabenjamin.com  





    Twitter





    Ruha Benjamin

    Become a #causeascene Podcast sponsor because disruption and innovation are products of individuals who take bold steps in order to shift the collective and challenge the status quo.



    Learn more >



    All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud.

    Listen to more great #causeascene podcasts

    full podcast list >

    • 58 Min.
    Nandini Jammi

    Nandini Jammi

    Podcast Description

    “What I’ve realized is that after three years we have made absolutely no dent on this issue at all. What’s happened instead is that these companies are relying on our free labor to flag this up for them and they’re not doing anything.”

    Nandini Jammi is co-founder at Sleeping Giants, the campaign to make hate and bigotry unprofitable. She has been behind some of the most high-profile social media campaigns in the U.S. since 2016.



    Sleeping Giants began as an anonymous effort to alert advertisers their brands were appearing on propaganda site, Breitbart News.



    Since then, she has led campaigns that have convinced advertisers to flee Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, Tucker Carlson Tonight and The Ingraham Angle. The campaign is also behind the effort to deplatform Alex Jones’ Infowars as well as influential white nationalist figures.



    In 2019, she made international headlines for successfully calling on PayPal to drop the KKK as a customer.



    Through her work, Sleeping Giants has ushered in a new era of brand safety and corporate accountability. 



    As a marketing consultant-turned-brand safety advocate, Nandini is now working to help marketing and tech audiences safely navigate this volatile and unpredictable new world of consumer activism.



    She has been named by Business Insider as one of 23 industry leaders “fixing” digital advertising, a DigiDay Changemaker in 2017, and recognized as one of 30 women shaping the B2B marketing space. 



    Sleeping Giants is a Cannes Gold Lion🥇 and a Webby-award winning campaign.

    Additional Resources



    https://www.nandinijammi.com 

    https://www.nandinijammi.com/manifest-observable-behavior/

    Ku Klux Klan donation account suspended by PayPal

    PayPay To Cut Off Donations To Right-Wing YouTuber Stefan Molyneux Following Social Media Divestment Campaign 

    Sleeping Giant Twitter 

    Sleeping Giant Facebook





    Twitter





    Nandini Jammi

    Become a #causeascene Podcast sponsor because disruption and innovation are products of individuals who take bold steps in order to shift the collective and challenge the status quo.



    Learn more >



    All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud.

    Listen to more great #causeascene podcasts

    full podcast list >

    • 58 Min.

Top‑Podcasts in Neues aus der Technik

Zuhörer haben auch Folgendes abonniert: