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22 Dec, 7 tweets, 8 min read
1/ If you call yourself an ally and you are at Google and want to effect change, you can organize/support a union or quit. Anything else you're doing is performative. #DiversityandInclusion #DiversityInTech #ISupportTimnit #ISupportAbril #ISupportBlackWomen
2/ #Timnit and #Abril are casualties of a toxic culture that may not have it's roots in HR but is weaponized against Black people and Black Women specifically. Here's how I know this. #DiversityandInclusion #DiversityInTech #ISupportTimnit #ISupportAbril #ISupportBlackWomen
3/ HR has the data that more than 50% of people who identify as Black categorize their experience at Google as negative. The only group at Google that has that distinction. Stats are similar at other #BigTech companies #DiversityandInclusion #DiversityInTech #ISupportBlackWomen
4/I have heard HR referring to Brown people as terrorists and one HR person tell me directly that a Black person 'played the race card' in a conversation on performance. That person is still employed. #DiversityandInclusion #DiversityInTech #ISupportBlackWomen
5/ The #techbro who wrote the anti-diversity, misogynistic, sexist manifesto at Google was still employed for several months while being investigated. Being paid, vesting stock and spreading his toxicity. #DiversityInTech #ISupportTimnit #ISupportAbril #ISupportBlackWomen
6/ If #BigTech believed Black Women this silencing, firing and marginalizing would end. It's apparent they do not. They have data on the damage being done and they refuse to act with purpose and intention #whiteness prevents them from believing the data backed up by stories.
7/ Only by denying what #BigTech values, which is your labor will you begin to force them to listen to #BlackWomen and act on the data they have supporting the stories spoken and unspoken damage to so many. #ISupportTimnit #ISupportAbril #ISupportBlackWomen

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1/ I woke up thinking about #TimnitGebru and how #google and @JeffDean used the flimsiest of HR bullshit to fire her. And let's be clear, she was fired. How do I know this, because I have been on both sides of that situation. Here's how it's done #ISupportTimnit
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