It reminded me of why I have a problem with a recent Business Insider story: “Self-Segregation is What’s Keeping African-Americans Out of Silicon Valley. ” When an article like this rears its head, it provides a superficial rationale for closet racists and “meritocracy” ideologues that love to point fingers at minorities and shout, “They are the problem! The status quo is completely fine!”
Great article. As much as people don’t want to admit it, the tech industry is not a meritocracy. Minorities, women, and other disadvantaged groups do not enjoy the same level of privilege as straight, white men.