27 December 2021

Needs to be Said

Dwana Franklin-Davis Ruthe Farmer make the following exhortation, "Tech companies: Stop conflating privilege with potential."

Enabling bigotry while concealing it is a large part of many tech companies out there.  Just look at Airbnb, which allows renters to vet potential renters for race, or Uber and Lyft, which allows drivers and riders to do the same, or the Facebook's incorporation of racism into its employment advertisements, etc.

It's a feature not a bug of the tech bros, it's a part and parcel of their view of themselves as Ayn Rand style entrepreneur supermen.

If the market wants to pay for bigotry, by John Gault they will give it to the market.


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