BlacksWhoDesign(blackswho.design)

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

  • Mike AbbotMike Abbot, 8 months ago

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

    -3 points
    • Jrtorrents Dorman , 8 months ago

      I’m curious to hear your solution.

      10 points
      • Mike AbbotMike Abbot, 8 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 , 8 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago

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

              4 points
            • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 7 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