I wasn’t there, but my article contains a Facebook post, with permission, of someone who was.

==> A Peaceful Demonstrator’s Inside View of Police Actions

https://medium.com/illumination/demonstrators-inside-view-e7e185994b7e?source=friends_link&sk=b3d1cf8a5af7eb79c4d5fdae64a59cd0

I realized that racism was built into the culture at age 22 when I made a racist remark that I had heard all of my life. I’ve watched for such built-in things since then. I suspect that racism is just a subset of elitism.

I trained new programmers as part of my job. My new trainee said I was much different than she expected from the job interview. I asked why she left the prior company after such a short time. She was hired to increase the female and black workforce percentages, not for her expertise as she was told.

I told her that was not the reason I recommended we hire her. I said, “You are smart, can learn on your own, and I don’t have to send you to a bunch of classes.” I thought my comment sounded kind of gruff, but it was probably a complement. Also, I was right about her.

William “Bill” Myers, Analyzes all, Programmer, retired. If you learn anything new, find enjoyment, have a new thought, then I’m successful. Photo: 1st article

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