#GoodRead | I’m a white guy in Silicon Valley and I’m done buying the meritocracy myth
As a white male, I grew my tech career believing a falsehood that still endures — The Bay Area is a merit-based economy. The lack of women and minorities in our ranks is a pipeline issue. Unfortunately, that’s never been true, and is certainly not true now. This is simply something we keep telling ourselves in order to justify ignoring the problem. We in the Bay Area (and especially tech) have rampant bias when it comes to recruiting, hiring, and promoting women and minorities.