Tag Archives: diversity

Not Racist

I’m realizing that I can’t just view myself as “not racist” and therefore not part of the problem. That’s not good enough. If I’m being honest, I know I still have a lot to learn and that there are many … Continue reading

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Playing With Dolls

It was Los Angeles in the 1950s, and my mother was ahead of her time. After my older sister, Debbie, got a doll, I wanted one just like hers. Of course my mother said yes. My mother’s friend, June, came … Continue reading

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Treat Everyone with Dignity

“I want people to know that I’m Black—I want you to see my color. I want you to know that I’m queer. I want you to know that I’m racialized and politicized. It’s really important for me to name that, … Continue reading

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Gatekeeping

There’s a lot of gatekeeping in the tech industry, but the industry needs ­people from all backgrounds. So don’t let that gatekeeping make you feel like this is a thing you cannot do. It’s important to find your support systems, … Continue reading

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Diversity and Inclusion

Imagine an aquarium with a wide variety of fish from various environments, in different colors, with different preferences, and different breath patterns. That is diversity. Now imagine the aquarium devising a tank that is the right temperature, with a filtration … Continue reading

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