I've worked in software development for over 20 years, and most of my career has been in management. I want to share something about the reality of working as a Black man fulfilling leadership roles in tech.
I've been responsible for shipping countless features and managing large numbers of people. However, for most of the people I manage, I'm probably the first manager they've had who has been a Black man. So, I always labor under the possibility that I may be seen as a "token hire"
Look, I've never seen a "let's hire unqualified Black people" program at any place I've worked. There is definitely not a "let's keep paying Black people large amounts of money even if they suck" program. If you don't deliver as a manager, you're going to quickly get fired.