Gender identity

Much of the conversation around diversity presupposes that people are not always consistent in what they believe. While a person may work to consciously believe in racial equality--for example, due to their upbringing, friendships, experiences, or any number of factors--they may unconsciously carry around negative associations and stereotypes about a particular group.

But how can we recognize what our own biases are?

PDF essay excerpted from Working Paper 189. "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account
of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies" (1988), by Peggy McIntosh.

Shanley Kane discusses the perils of becoming visible on the internet for marginalized people in tech. 

A twitter thread from Jeff Eaton about the luxury of passing in tech culture, and the responsibility white men have to resist that luxury.

This piece discusses internet outrage as a productive tool for digital consciousness raising and for putting pressure on companies to behave better.

This personal essay describes the intersecting microaggressions experienced by the author, a black trans man working in tech, and the negative impact they have on him and other marginalized people in tech. 

#YesWeCode is a national initiative to help 100,000 young women and men from underrepresented backgrounds find success in the tech sector.

Girls Who Code was founded five years ago with the belief that computing skills are a critical path to security and prosperity in today’s job market. (text from website)

We shift the ways trans*, gender non conforming, agender and non binary people live by creating technology that economically empowers, improves access to social services, promotes gender safety and community sustainability, while bringing visibility to trans* tech innovators and entrepreneurs. (text from website)