Gabriel G

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  • Posted to The Portfolio of Nathan Riley, in reply to Nathan Riley , Nov 15, 2017

    Anyway thanks for the comments, I genuinely do appreciate the feedback

    Amazing that he didn't just haul off and call sexism here, but actually reflected on the feedback like a mature human being (ironically, even when it had nothing to do with his site).

    To echo Oscar, your site is excellent. Sorry you got caught up in some toxicity thats made its way into the design community.

    13 points
  • Posted to Open Letter to Tech Companies: Please Raise Your Bar (AskDN: do you agree w/this?), Nov 10, 2017

    Someone who not only understands, but can effectively communicate and explain that Black Lives Matter is a movement to call for the acknowledgement of black people’s pain and suffering under societal structures, both historically and presently, is demonstrating to you the following important professional skills they possess:

    This is both extremely politicized and subjective, and ironically, it points to the total homogeneity of dogma in Silicon Valley. As a candidate that would meet all of your "diversity" requirements, I would fail your BLM test spectacularly - and again, ironically - because my "diversity of background and life experience" has afforded me that perspective. And your attempt to tie that to professional skills is not only disingenuous, but a blatant show of bias at work.

    This essay is a precisely why diversity of thought is what SV needs. A bunch of people that all look different or come from different places but think exactly the same way is not diversity. That's the most simple-minded, elementary, surface-level approach to diversity and it is markedly dangerous.

    Stop pushing your personal and political agenda of exclusion, indoctrination, and targeted favoritism under the guise of diversity and inclusion. There are real diversity issues in tech. Rhetoric like this only distracts from and silences the genuine efforts that are being made to improve those issues.

    15 points
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