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How “Good Intent” Undermines Diversity and Inclusion – The Bias
People often reach for positive statements like “assume good intent” because they’re worried about people being “shamed” over innocent mistakes. But society at large is already inclined to assume good intent in people with power and privilege–even when they’re not demonstrating it. If you want to build a culture of “assuming good intent,” start by assuming good intent in marginalized people.

Assume that they already tried being nice. Assume that their feelings are valid. Assume that, after a lifetime of practice, they are responding to harmful behavior in the way that is safest for them. Prioritize that safety over the momentary discomfort people feel when they realize they’ve done something hurtful.

Culture-setting documents like your code of conduct and corporate values should be designed around protecting marginalized people from harmful behavior. Leave out “assume good intent.” Instead, create a culture that recognizes and pushes back against the ways that marginalized people are dehumanized. Expect people to demonstrate their good intent by treating people with respect.
gender  tech  diversity  culture 
4 weeks ago by amy
RT : Join , our awesome Category Chair , and innovators from local & fed govt to discuss…
data  tech  from twitter
august 2017 by amy
RT : These Rotating Homes Produce Five Times The Energy They Use
Tech  Energy  GreenTech  from twitter
june 2017 by amy
Tech Workers Coalition
We are a coalition of workers in and around the tech industry, labor organizers, community organizers, and friends. We are organizing for activism, civic engagement and education in the Bay Area. We work in solidarity with existing movements towards social justice, workers rights, and economic inclusion.
activism  politics  tech 
may 2017 by amy
RT : Changing the Cycle: How Is Building A Generation of African Women In
SheHacksAfrica  Tech  from twitter
february 2017 by amy
Security Guide: Notes from November 28 meetup of Bay Area Tech Solidarity
Basic security precautions for non-profits and journalists in the United States, early 2017:
journalism  security  tech 
february 2017 by amy
RT : Hey entrepreneurs, be like , fund clinics.
abortion  tech  from twitter
june 2016 by amy
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Amazing graph of developed/developing mobile phone trends implies poor world is on up side of "digital divide":
#tech  tech  from twitter_favs
december 2010 by amy
Prototype bionic eye unveiled | COSMOS magazine
Australians unveil prototype bionic eye designed to restore sight to those with failing vision.
#science  #blind  #tech  science  blind  tech  from twitter_favs
march 2010 by amy

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