I grew up well below the poverty line, and through a combination of hard work & sheer dumb good luck - am happy to now consider myself Privileged.
I agree with your pay-it-back inclusion, and I've been actively involved in our hiring process (incl. designing the way it works, interviews & final sign-offs). I actively look for someone from some form of minority. Not because of some quota, but because those are usually the most driven candidates, and they stop the company living in an echo chamber.
Can't help on the podcasts etc, but will be watching the other comments...
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