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How to be anti-racist , according to Black folks who work in tech

jenc profile image jen chan Updated on ・1 min read

It's been another tough week, amongst many in the last ten years where black, brown and queer people of colour are inundated with requests and commentary on the heightened awareness of what the world realizes is their daily experience, at least for the duration of the news cycle.

I want to direct us to the voices of people that have been speaking out on the issue for years. If you would like to support, please follow them and give their media a read. Don't just like this post.

Bookmark their links, follow them online, use them to find more resources, or act on their suggestions. Doing anti-racism is very difficult and challenging, and the ideas that are featured in so many company statements all started from their experiences.

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Thank you Jen.

Last night I watched John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" about the police in the US. It's not that I did not know about what's going on in the US, or in France, or in Japan in more nuanced tones, or how the economic system creates minorities to crush, etc. But those 30 minutes were so to the point and condensed that I felt utterly shocked. As I wrote on twitter "If people still have any doubts why they should be pissed right now, they really need to watch this one."

youtube.com/watch?v=Wf4cea5oObY

(sorry I keep editing this post)

And that's where people who don't feel directly connected to the issue have to stop being enablers and start to help. So, thank you for the reminder.

 
 
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