React Podcast ยท July 30, 2020

103: Pariss Athena on Black Tech Pipeline




There were two places where I spoke without providing enough context for the listeners. People have asked and, given the importance of the topic, I'd like to add that context here:

"We're doing fine...": To support a point about exclusively supporting Black and Brown groups, excluding other people of color, I said (about Asians) "we're doing fine". This is an oversimplification. I meant "Asian representation in tech is significantly better โ€” at American tech companies โ€” than that of Black and Brown folks." I didn't mean to diminish the challenges that Asian developers and designers face in the workplace but to say โ€” by comparison โ€”ย I've never worked at a growing company where I was the only person who looked like me (for long).


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