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Much better

Now this is a refreshing change.

I’m a developer. A few years ago, I moved to a new city and met some new friends who talked about racism and sexism more than I had ever thought about before. At first I was uncomfortable and didn’t like a lot what they were saying – and I definitely didn’t like when they told me something I said was racist or sexist. Then I remembered that I’m a developer, and I’m good at figuring out unfamiliar systems. So here’s what I did.

via Epicodus — How a Developer Learned Not to Be Racist and Sexist. Nicely done.

Comments

  1. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    The money quote for me?

    We all mess up sometimes, but one of the keys to being a good developer is to own my mistakes and fix them quickly without letting my ego get in the way. If I push a bad build, I take responsibility for my code, clean it up, apologize to my team, and figure out how not to make the same mistake again.

    It’s the same thing with racism and sexism. I’m not perfect; nobody is. So when I hurt somebody’s feelings, or when somebody tells me I shouldn’t have said something, I take responsbility. I apologize, ask them and myself what I can do to make it better, and make a plan to avoid being hurtful in the same way again.

    This.

    So. Much. This.

  2. aziraphale says

    Nicely done but for one thing – using the top results from Google as a guide. Google ranks pages by how often they are linked to, so a page that succeeds in annoying lots of people will be high on the list whether it’s right or wrong.

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