How to make black people delete your app(medium.com)

over 4 years ago from Jon L, Design Entrepreneur

  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 4 years ago

    Or maybe you just don't have to care about systemic barriers that prevent marginalized people from working in tech?

    It is a freakin' YELLOW clapping hand icon.

    Not a job offer.

    Stop crying wolf.

    5 points
    • Jake Lazaroff, over 4 years ago

      Representation. Is . Important.

      You're white. Stop telling people of color when they should be offended by racism.

      8 points
      • Denis RojcykDenis Rojcyk, over 4 years ago

        With your logic, you should stop telling people what and why should they care about something.

        5 points
      • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 4 years ago

        To "cry wolf" means to raise a false alarm.

        I'm not telling them to stop being offended by racism.

        I'm telling them to stop being offended by something that's NOT racism. Nobody is treated unequally here.

        5 points
        • Jake Lazaroff, over 4 years ago

          Yes white man, tell me how lack of representation of people of color in tech isn't racism

          3 points
          • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 4 years ago

            Emoticons are yellow based off of the original smiley face. You're meaning to tell me the the original yellow smiley face was a racist symbol as well?

            .edit: also, because I'm white I can't join in a discussion on what is racism and what isn't? You want equality and conversation or do you want me to shut up and say "I'm sorry"?

            2 points
            • Jake Lazaroff, over 4 years ago

              No, I'm not saying yellow smiley faces are racist.

              You can absolutely join in. But when a person of color tells you something is racist (like in the article), the proper response is not telling them it isn't. The proper response is to listen, because they see racism much more often than you do, in ways that you never will.

              0 points
              • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 4 years ago

                Had a long discussion about this with a friend of mine. I've come around a bit on the subject on the argument of "misrepresentation". Overly representing any particular race means you're underrepresenting others, and thus furthering the belief that one is worth more than the other.

                While I'm still of the opinion that it'd help the writer of the article to not care about sticks 'n stones, I do now see the error in my assumptions.

                Thanks for not letting up on trying to convince me, it made me go out of my way to reach out to others for more opinions and changed my point of view.

                Apologies for being a bit of a dense twat. Suppose that's my inner ignorance surfacing. Hard.

                1 point