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Issue #18 // April 5, 2016

Is everybody a racist?
If you don’t know many people who are of a different race, background or orientation, you’ll have a harder time empathizing with their experiences. Unconscious racism happens all the time, and can have unfortunate deadly consequences.

How Toy Startup GoldieBlox Made Diversity a Priority
GoldieBlox is on a mission to get more girls interested in math, science and engineering. Their first character was criticized as being, like Barbie, “another blond, white girl.” They’ve since introduced 3 additional characters to encourage more diverse role models: Ruby Rails, Valentina Voltz and Li Gravity.

Picturing ‘techies’: photo project captures the unseen diversity of Silicon Valley
Photographer Helena Price has launched a new project showing the diversity of 100 techies who don’t look like the overwhelming majority of straight, white men.
The Guardian

A Year After the Ellen Pao Verdict, Tech Still Gets Diversity Wrong
Ellen Pao brought a sex bias suit against one of the largest and most famous venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. While the suit wasn’t successful, it did provide a reason for technologists everywhere to discuss their own internal biases and outwardly sexist behaviors. But, not much has changed in that year and lack of diversity continues to be an issue.

Dropbox’s global head of diversity to deliver keynote at Inspirefest
Silicon Republic


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