The first step is to change your own outlook.

We hired a young, black woman programmer in the late 80’s. She was hired at her last job to increase black and female workforce percentages. I said I recommended her because, “You are smart, can learn on your own, and I don’t have to send you to a bunch of classes.” A statement of fact that she could do the job, just like saying “It’s raining outside.” Had nothing to do with race or gender. That’s the way things should be.

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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