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Sylwia Vargas • Edited

So what is it in talking about gender and people of color that “TRIGGERS” you?

(also, if you bothered to check my comments, you’d actually lose your bet)

And, again: a question about the research process and possible unconscious bias is not fighting, as much as it’s not complaining. It is a question on how decisions are made and as a tech writer myself, I know folks owe transparency on these issues to their readers.

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Thanks for bringing this topic up. It's an important point to make and I think deserves it's own article here! Yes it may cause some drama in the comments section, but we all need to know how to talk about touchy subjects constructively. Another point to bring up possibly, is 'confirmation bias'. Some people, whether knowingly or not, have little to no understanding or experience with racism or diversity, thus affecting their opinions on it. This problem of 'confirmation bias' exists in tech as well. Facebook or Youtube for example, want to keep you on their platform consuming content, so their algorithms will find stuff that you want to click on and hide stuff that you might not want to click on. This can very often lead to people living in an echo chamber, not necessarily of their own making, but very much encouraged by the various systems around us. It is up to us to not fall for that and keep an open, understanding mind. ... the more you know :)