For Nextdoor, Eliminating Racism Is No Quick Fix
Jessi Hempel
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Where I stopped reading:

Most social web services — like Airbnb or Facebook or Twitter — were launched quickly. Their founding teams — consisting mostly of well-off men (and the occasional woman) from prestigious universities — were not diverse. Those teams hired designers and engineers who looked like them to launch and grow the sites.

That, to put it as politely as possible, is total bullshit. The writer knows nothing about the topic and is inventing scenarios to justify her preconceptions. I have worked with dozens of technical startups. All-male teams are a rarity and all-white teams are virtually nonexistent. I’ve never worked with one, I’ve never heard of one.

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