Resources

This page is for collecting any links to educational materials that explain the importance of inclusion and how to make one’s work or organization more diverse. Please add suggestions!

Equal Future is a resource on social justice and technology — a web site and newsletter.

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Lesbians Who Tech is a Community of Queer Women in or around tech (and the people who love them).

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Marco Rogers outlines how to use Twitter to improve your understanding of social justice work. 

Tracey Ross discusses the many ways people of color are marginalized in the supposedly "meritocratic" tech world, including basic access to technology, pattern matching at venture capital firms, and more. 

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

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This article shares a lot of fundamental concepts and resources for those wanting to be better allies.

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

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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.

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Kronda Adair writes about anger in social justice work--not as a harmful side effect, but as the primary driver of this work. 

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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. 

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Ashe Dryden's curated list of introductory and advanced-level books on intersectionality, feminism, womanism, and social justice.

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Article from The Atlantic showing how, in a less than two-year period, Etsy quintupled the number of women on its engineering staff, and made other gains in the process.

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The Social Justice Phrase Guide is a tool to craft inclusive messages. Whether developing language for your organization, communicating through media platforms, or engaging in personal discussions, follow these guidelines to successfully communicate across communities.

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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"

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This is a blog post by Ciara Byrne is about the difficulties of being female in tech.

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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.

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Downloadable guide to seven steps to advance and embed race equity and inclusion within your organization. Publshed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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

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