Socio-economic status/Class

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?

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. 

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

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