A girl who codes: Why that matters.(ckl.io)

over 2 years ago from Marcella Fontes, CheesecakeLabs

  • Wil NicholsWil Nichols, over 2 years ago

    Exactly — Twitter is by nature reductive, and that was his only contribution to this thread, which could have invited reasonable comments.

    I disagree that "hiring for the sake of diversity just causes agencies to hire 'token' women, and 'token' African-American" — prove that this is a problem, beyond the quality of his argument on Twitter.

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    • Account deleted over 2 years ago

      Because if you hire someone based on their race to fill quotas then you are just doing it to have your 'token' race members, not the best team members.

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      • Wil NicholsWil Nichols, over 2 years ago

        Again, show me that this actually happens. Find one person who a team that cares only for quotas.

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        • Account deleted over 2 years ago

          You're missing the point. If this kind of thinking becomes institutionalised, then this will be the outcome.

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          • Wil NicholsWil Nichols, over 2 years ago

            ... and you're justified in assuming this will inevitably happen? I'm not hearing an argument; I'm loosely hearing an unproven worst-case.

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            • Account deleted over 2 years ago

              ... and you're justified in assuming this won't inevitably happen? I'm not hearing an argument; I'm loosely hearing an unproven best-case.

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