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.
“Decolonizing is the process of dissecting and removing colonialism. Most theories surrounding decolonization is based on decolonizing the colonized but the colonized can’t and shouldn’t cut themselves off and only decolonize themselves. The colonizer must also remove the dominant-subordinate relationship. In short, and this is all in bold…All spaces must be actively anti-racist.” […]
A perfect example of this is like a white woman calling the cops on Black men. It is like a fucking prime example of…and at that point maybe they do know they have privilege. But either way they know that they can manipulate the system to get a desired outcome and it is […]
It’s the hard conversations. Like a lot of people are still trying to find a way around not having these hard conversations, come to these real truths about how their approaching business and thestructure and the system that we all live in. And if Google doesn’t have the power to go against the […]
Dr. Ebun Joseph
Black people in Ireland are like super educated. Because we just believe, okay…the only way to pull yourself, so you know, out of this is by education. So we, it’s the default we over educate. And so at the end of the day we’re overqualified and underemployed. That is the…thing that is happening. […]
Alphabet Workers Union
People come to the union for all sorts of reasons. You’re hearing my story here, but a union is like live body of lots of people coming for different reasons so here’s a couple things like: first of all, some of us might be paid really well, but at the same time we […]
Dr. Joy Cox
You know, it’s nothing like the doctor sitting and telling you that like you’re not sick yet, but you will be. “Oh yeah, yeah…it’s not bothering you now, but it will bother you later.” How you gonna tell somebody something like that? You’re pronouncing me dead 5 years down the line before you, […]
Honest and Up Front Exploration of the Racial Biases in the Tech World
This podcast has opened my eyes to many things I have overlooked due to my own privilege. I can say with each episode I become more aware of racist behaviors and I am gaining the tools to combat this problem head on.
Insightful commentary and investigative work —- so good!!!
Important Conversations for the Tech World
I listen to Kim, because she keeps me from defaulting to the status quo. I’m white, I present as male, and I work in data science—so I have a tremendous amount of privilege and, consequently, the responsibility to do my part in dismantling whiteness in the workplace.
If you are white and you work in tech, you should listen to this too. Racial bias in our space is rampant and we cannot change it unless we stop taking our cues from other white people.