Tag: diversity

Who Gets to Say If Warren’s Apology to Cherokee Nation Is Enough?

On Tuesday, Politico published two pieces about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s tumultuous DNA test. One featured Native voices and served as an interesting insight into the still-ongoing criticism of Warren’s controversial decision; the other was a tired piece that dredged up establishment GOP and Democratic strategists to contemplate all the kinds of Beltway questions that people […]

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Kate Edwards will head the Global Game Jam indie group

The Global Game Jam announced that the outspoken video games industry veteran Kate Edwards has joined the organization as executive director. Edwards will lead and community outreach for the nonprofit group, as well as oversee administration, programs, and strategic direction. Edwards served as executive director for the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) from 2012 to […]

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Why CES Group is investing in diversity ventures for the first time

The Consumer Technology Association has been criticized in the past for falling short on diversity when it comes to keynote speakers at CES, the big tech trade show that takes place in Las Vegas each January. But CTA, the lobby group that stages CES, has taken some of that criticism to heart, and it recently […]

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How AI companies can avoid ethics washing

One of the essential phrases necessary to understand AI in 2019 has to be “ethics washing.” Put simply, ethics washing — also called “ethics theater” — is the practice of fabricating or exaggerating a company’s interest in equitable AI systems that work for everyone. A textbook example for tech giants is when a company promotes […]

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Chamillionaire, E-40 Join Forces to Invest in Minority Startups: ‘We Have to Create More Diversity in This Industry’

Image: Jeff Christensen and Paul A. Hebert (AP Photo) While recording artist and entrepreneur Chamillionaire might be laying low these days on the Billboard charts, he’s been making plenty of noise as an angel investor. And with a portfolio that includes investments in Lyft, Ring (acquired by Amazon for $1 billion), Cruise (acquired by General […]

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After Sephora Announces Companywide Diversity Training, Customers Say Racial Profiling Isn’t the Only Problem

Photo: Charley Gallay (Getty Images for Sephora) Sephora, you’re probably going to need more than a morning for this. After singer-songwriter (and former employee) SZA put America’s favorite beauty emporium on blast in early May following a racial profiling incident at its Calabasas location, we expected a requisite grand gesture was soon to follow. 40 […]

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This Game Developer Is Helping Spark Conversations About Representation In Her Industry

Souha Al-Samkari In middle school, Souha Al-Samkari really wanted her own video game console. Up until that point, she’d basically done the beg, borrow, steal thing to get time at friends’ houses or posted up at demos in stores. So when lobbying and begging didn’t work with her parents, she decided she could earn a […]

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