As people of color in tech, we have all been tokenized at some point in life and we can either let it hold us down or let it open doors.
We can pave the way.
Zalyia L. Grillet

Tokenism and targeting are two entirely different things. That’s an important distinction to make in my opinion.

Being contacted as a part of an effort to seek talent outside of your personal network is one thing. (That I am entirely okay with); whereas being sought after as a part of an effort to have a black representative among your ranks is deeply offensive, and in no way helpful.

I know this seems like an issue of semantics, but it is God Awful important to make that distinction as we navigate this terrain and enlighten others.


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