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What's Missing from the Push to Diversify Tech?

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Diversity and inclusion can improve product development, spur innovation, and spark creativity and entrepreneurship, all of which drive the nations economy.

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Last year, in response to Black Lives Matter, many U.S. organizations published diversity statements and made bold claims about fostering social change. As Black scholars in computing, we saw these statements and pledges as reactionary and largely ineffective.

Corporate America pledged $50 billion to address racial justice but allocated only a fraction of a percent of those funds to direct grants, the best way to bring about systemic change.

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