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Uber Eats faces discrimination allegations over free delivery from Black-owned restaurants

Uber Eats faces discrimination allegations over free delivery from Black-owned restaurants Uber says it has received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration as a result of it ditching delivery fees for some Black-owned restaurants via Uber Eats. Uber Eats made this change in June, following racial justice protests around the police killing […]

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What does accountability look like in 2020?

What does accountability look like in 2020? Rae Witte Contributor Share on Twitter Rae Witte is a New York-based freelance journalist covering music, style, sneakers, art and dating, and how they intersect with tech. You can find her writing on i-D, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire and Forbes, among others. More posts […]

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Silicon Valley can fight systemic racism by supporting Black-owned businesses

Silicon Valley can fight systemic racism by supporting Black-owned businesses Will Walker Contributor Will Walker is a JD candidate at Harvard Law School, and a contributing author to “Incomprehensible!: A Study of How Our Legal System Encourages Incomprehensibility, Why It Matters and What We Can Do About It”. As the United States […]

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The inevitable takedown of the female CEO

The inevitable takedown of the female CEO Sara Mauskopf Contributor Share on Twitter Sara Mauskopf is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, a marketplace for daycare and preschool helping over 4 million parents across the U.S. Prior to founding Winnie, Sara held product leadership roles at Postmates, Twitter, YouTube and Google. Four […]

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Oracle says racial discrimination lawsuit is ‘meritless’

Oracle says racial discrimination lawsuit is ‘meritless’ Oracle says the racial discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is “meritless.” This comes after Oracle declined yesterday to comment on the OFCCP’s filing that alleges Oracle withheld $400 million in wages from underrepresented employees. “This meritless […]

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Spot launches chatbot for HR departments to address harassment and discrimination

Spot launches chatbot for HR departments to address harassment and discrimination Spot, the chatbot that enables individuals to document and report harassment and discrimination, has launched a tool for human resources departments. This version enables HR departments to manage and track anonymous reports of harassment and discrimination, and follow up on those […]

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Facebook will temporarily disable a tool that lets advertisers exclude people of color

Facebook will temporarily disable a tool that lets advertisers exclude people of color {$inline_image}  Facebook has been under fire for its practices and policies that enable advertisers to exclude “multicultural affinity” groups from the audiences they reach via the social network. Now, in light of a ProPublica investigation and pressure from the Congressional […]

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Facebook’s ad system shown failing to enforce its own anti-discriminatory policy

Facebook’s ad system shown failing to enforce its own anti-discriminatory policy  Results from a new ProPublica investigation suggest the tech giant is failing at even simple self-policing. Read More Source: techCrunch

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Embrace empathy

Embrace empathy  Two unconnected events that splashed controversy over the tech industry this week share the same underlying theme: Empathy. Or rather a lack of it. Read More Source: techCrunch

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VC admits he doesn’t hire women out of fear he’ll get sued

VC admits he doesn’t hire women out of fear he’ll get sued  On KQED’s Forum show today host Queena Sook Kim discussed venture capitalism’s sexist culture. But there was a shocking revelation from one VC who emailed in a response this morning, saying he would not hire a woman “out of fear that we […]

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