BlacksWhoDesign(blackswho.design)

9 months ago from Wes O'Haire, Product Designer at Dropbox. Previously Hudl

  • Mike AbbotMike Abbot, 9 months ago

    I think you're diving people even more with this initiative. I think they are dumb and makes the racial problem even bigger. We all bleed the same, effin red blood and we should stick together for a better future, by not being put into boxes based on our heritage, race or whatever. Design wise - is ok, but I agree maybe make the pictures smaller and make their skills more prominent.

    9 points
    • Yasen DimovYasen Dimov, 9 months ago

      I blame Pablo Stanley and his https://www.latinxswhodesign.com/...

      -5 points
    • Jrtorrents Dorman , 9 months ago

      Let me guess, your probably white? You probably haven’t faced the daily challenges that being black comes with.

      I once went for a job interview and the first comment the guy made was .. “oh I didn’t know you were black, you’re the first black designer I’ve ever come across”.

      Let’s stop pretending racial boundaries and prejudices don’t exist. I think it’s a great thing that black designers are sticking together. Having and knowing there is someone with the same background as you, doing the same thing as you’re doing can help a lot.

      This is something that you might take for granted if you’re white.

      29 points
      • Mike AbbotMike Abbot, 9 months ago

        I get it, just saying that it's a wrong way to fix a huge problem.

        -3 points
        • Jrtorrents Dorman , 9 months ago

          I’m curious to hear your solution.

          10 points
          • Mike AbbotMike Abbot, 9 months ago

            Well for starters, by creating a page where you pick the designers based on their skills/location, not the color of their skin?

            -5 points
            • Jrtorrents Dorman , 9 months ago

              That's a good solution for another problem (doesn't Dribbble do this already?)

              Say you're a black designer (could be any minority for that matter) and you've experience racism/ or racial prejudiced at work, wouldn't you feel better discussing it with other black designers who might have experienced the same thing?

              6 points
        • Todd BenningsTodd Bennings, 9 months ago

          Who said anyone was attempting to 'fix' anything? Acknowledging each other, supporting one another and connecting with each other should never be a problem - maybe it is for you. I just don't understand why white people get up in arms when they can't stake a claim on something when you walk this earth as you wish - all the while not being a target, not being labeled 'other' and with a load a privileges that allow you to offer trash commentary when all anyone did was create a space for the 'others'.

          14 points
          • Mike AbbotMike Abbot, 9 months ago

            Yes, the idea is noble, of course, just think that this sorts of initiatives divide us even further.

            -2 points
            • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 9 months ago

              It's always fascinating to me when I hear other white men (because let's be honest, that's always who it is) talking about celebrations of race as "divisive." Exactly what is it dividing? What does anyone lose by one group of people being celebrated? This site isn't called "BlacksWhoDesignBetterBecauseOfTheirSkinColor." It's not attributing any superior value, nor saying anything about anyone else. Don't jump so fast to defend against something that isn't an attack.

              6 points
              • Mike AbbotMike Abbot, 9 months ago

                Look, I'm sorry if my comment bothered you. It wasn't my intention. All I wanted to say is that the world doesn't need any more diversification at this point, cause we are all the same. That's all.

                -2 points
                • Kemie GuaidaKemie Guaida, 9 months ago

                  except we're not. because some of us are still discriminated against and treated differently.

                  4 points
                • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 9 months ago

                  It's not a matter of personal offense. I'm a white guy too, this doesn't directly bother me, it's just obviously a perspective that has not bothered to take into account other people's experiences for even one second. Listen when people are telling you that how you perceive them is not how they perceive themselves. It's a valuable skill for design, and even more important for life.

                  2 points
      • Ryan Hicks, 9 months ago

        Let’s stop pretending racial boundaries and prejudices don’t exist. I think it’s a great thing that black designers are sticking together.

        Yes, let's stop. Also, stop dividing it even further by putting everyone in a bucket as these sites do.

        5 points
        • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 9 months ago

          Can you explain how you feel a site celebrating black designers hurts anyone or divides us as a profession?

          (Loving the downvotes but would love actual engagement on this issue even more!)

          0 points
      • Ryan Hicks, 9 months ago

        you're*

        -4 points
      • Marcus Knight, 9 months ago

        Did you get the job?

        0 points