His response, peppered with pride, was that he was “color-blind” when it came to entrepreneurs. He said that he didn’t care what gender or color someone was, and that he didn’t care if a founder just “happened to be Black.” He was completely unaware of how clueless and harmful this notion is.
Dear Investors: So You Want to Take Diversity Seriously (Part 1)
Mitch & Freada Kapor
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I hear this almost every time I raise the issue of diversity with leaders. From men, women, and people of color.