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During my #ISTELive session today on Being Anti-Racist in Tech, there was someone that mentioned they do not think that Katherine Johnson (from Hidden Figures and literally helped to put us on the moon) and Isaac Newton are on the same level.

I've got time, so let's discuss.

I'd like to begin by asking you *how* many of you knew about Katherine Johnson before Hidden Figures came out.

Being a Black woman myself and having parents who are *very* pro-Black, I didn't even know until I saw the movie, and I'd wager many of you are in the same place.

There's a reason why: it's because, traditionally, people of color and marginalized communities have seldom been celebrated alongside their white or white-passing counterparts aside for special months (i.e. Black History Month).


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