Privilege

The Post-Meritocracy Manifesto

A well-written slate of alternate values for developers that don't reinforce current systems of oppression as "meritocracy" so often does. Readers are invited to sign on to the statement.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

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.

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is

John Scalzi uses video games as a metaphor to discuss privilege. 

It is Bigger Than Microaggressions: Moving through tech as a black trans man.

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. 

Managing Unconscious Bias

A Facebook video series on an array of topics including:

  • Stereotypes and Performance Bias
  • Competence/Likeability Tradeoff Bias

Featuring the video "Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion and What You Can Do"

On Meritocracy

Glenn Gillen's November 30, 2013 thoughts on the potential problems with meritocracy.