Diversity in Tech and the Myth of Meritocracy

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. 


Despite the numerous barriers people of color face in accessing technology and competing in the tech world, many people continue to celebrate technology as the world’s great equalizer. Granted, technology does have great potential for improving how we communicate, how we learn, and even how our communities function. The problem is, these people are mistaking the potential of the sector for its reality.