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What's wrong with "meritocracy" in open source software?
Why the meritocracy argument does not quite work. Especially in open-source software. The basic issue is that "environment matters". Also applies to other aspects of life.
merit  meritocracy  problems  inclusion  diversity  environment 
2 days ago by drmeme
"If we get these things right, we'll serve the public better", ie everyone should care, , , tool…
diversity  equality  from twitter_favs
2 days ago by mattedgar
Sara Wachter-Boettcher: on the obvious flaws in Google's new museum / facial-recognition app
the line from "look at our cool new facial-recognition app" to "wow this thing only works for white people" is a fucking millimeter long and clearly marked. why can't a single tech co seem to be able to see it?
sara-wachter-boettcher  diversity  inclusion  racism  tech  google  google-museum-app 
3 days ago by yolandaenoch
Ida B. Wells Fellowship - The Investigative Fund
The Ida B. Wells Fellowship was launched in March 2016 to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to their work.
t  diversity  funding 
4 days ago by paulbradshaw

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