Anti-racism

These are shared resources and thoughts from our CAT Salon and #d-antiracism channel.

Links to other resources

List of tech & antiracism resources by Dr. Noble at the Center for Critical Internet Inquiry
Racial justice and climate justice reading list from the Purpose Disruptors

CAT Salon: Processing the climate crisis in times of social upheaval — summary

In one of our CAT Salons (#d-cat-salon) we talked about processing the climate crisis in times of social upheaval (Presentation slides).

Take-aways

  • Show up in real life
  • Conversations
    • Talk about things that are too often not talked about (this includes issues around racism and climate but lots of other issues too)
    • Don’t just talk about those things in a superficial manner but be willing to open up and have (potentially uncomfortable) conversations about what we’re thinking and how we’re feeling
    • Be open to make mistakes and be willing to learn from them
  • Communities
    Just inviting Black people and people from minority backgrounds into conversations and groups isn’t enough. People staying in the conversation and not feeling left out is equally important.

Recommendations

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Organizations

People

Videos

Bourdieu’s social theory and our work in tech (00:57:56)
Describes how our societal system creates violence and how the concept of cultural and social capital fits into this. I learned about Bourdieu at university and it’s really good to see the theory applied to the tech industry [specifically agile & peer programming]
Key-takeaway: Perpetuating inequity doesn’t even require prejudice or bias on the part of the person with power. Inattention is enough.

TED talk on code switching (00:10:43)
Code-switching is originally defined as the switching between different languages but has been redefined to encompass non-verbal communication and the way we behave in different groups of people as well.

Twitter threads

Chevron using the current [June 18th 2020] discourse around race to delay climate action. Twitter thread

Shared articles

  • So you want to talk about race in tech with Ijeoma Oluo [TechCrunch]
    Author Ijeoma Oluo used to work in tech and talks about how the tech industry sees itself and how it’s like a religion. She also talks about the potential of the internet and mentions Nigeria as a positive example.