Lack of diversity in tech is a huge problem in tech. There are so many underrepresented groups in most the largest tech firms in the country. As a black engineer I got use to sometimes being the only black candidate, the only black engineer on the team, and the only black employee in the company. While I’m truly grateful for being employed, I truly believe a lot of calls for diversity is just lip service for marketing.

Go read John Boyega’s unfiltered interview about how Disney (and Star Wars) sidelined him

If you hire minority or underrepresented people but have no plans to have them change your company’s culture, plans to have them influence your company’s decision making, plans to have them impact your company’s bottom line in a positive way, then you don’t have a diverse company. You don’t want diverse company. You have or want assimilation.