The Highlander Rule of PoCs
There’s been a long acknowledged rule when it comes to people of color (PoCs) being involved in things.
“Things”? What kind of “things”? How about the boards of tech companies? Darold Cuba states in The Loud Fight Against Silicon Valley’s Quiet Racism that “Just three companies—Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce.com—have a black or Hispanic person on their boards.” Emphasis totally added, y’all. The Chemical & Engineering News list of the ‘Talented 12‘ includes one PoC, Dr. Hosea Nelson. What other things? Scripted TV or news shows, science fiction & fantasy writers? Check and check and check!
What things have you noticed THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE PoC? Share in the comments! And no, we don’t need you to tell us about exceptions to The Highlander Rule. We know them all.
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