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I helped build the Twitter features #ElonMusk killed first. Former CTO @ObamaFoundation. Also former @SlackHQ, @Twitter @Google @Apple eng leader
Dec 22, 2020 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
Dec 5, 2020 8 tweets 5 min read
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 2/ Say you have an employee that the company has deemed as problematic. In this case it's the person who speaks up at all hands calling out executives or post internally about racism/issues that highlight unequal treatment of #BIPOC #ISupportTimnit
Sep 9, 2019 6 tweets 5 min read
1/ It is not easy being black at #google. Today another googler (not a security person) physically tried to stop me from coming into the office. And it’s not the first time someone asked for my badge when it's visible and make physical contact with me #biasinbadging #google My badge was hanging from my hip as usual and this particular 'Googler' followed me for at least 20 meters exhorting me to show my badge #google #biasinbadging
Apr 24, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
1/I rarely address you directly @jack however this time it's different. The meeting you had with the current President, whether you believe it or not, legitimizes the methods he uses on twitter. These methods include targeted harassment and abuse that results death threats 2/The statement attributed you “I believe that conversation, not silence bridges gaps and drives solutions” ignores the reality these conversations do not include women of color. It’s a monologue used to silence, intimidate and minimize the people who’s voices we need to hear
Oct 27, 2017 12 tweets 3 min read
1/ The latest tech (Uber) lawsuit underscores a frightening blind spot in Silicon Valley techcrunch.com/2017/10/26/thr… 2/ The people who are building driverless cars/drone delivery/cameras/health tech/fintech are responsible for much of this behavior