Thinking about the infamous google manifesto

I think the author of the now infamous google manifesto failed to get 3 things;

1. Stereotypes exist because of patterns that exist, but the individual could very well be a part of a different minority, and so everyone should be given a chance despite the fact that majority patterns exist

2. Diversity programs and deliberate attempts to give these minorities access to ladders of opportunity may be imperfect, but they serve an important function of reaching out to a highly disadvantaged group to take away that friction of beginning or barrier of entry

3. We need diversity for representation, everytime we do something that shapes the future of humanity, for example the life changing algorithms of google, we need to ensure we have a good representation of stakeholders

Here's a great read

I'm a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you. – Vox

https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/8/11/16130452/google-memo-women-tech-biology-sexism

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