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First and foremost Placemint.io is a black-owned tech startup based out of Atlanta and the support and backing for all black and minority professionals has always been our primary objective. We’ve seen our fair share of racial injustice and experienced how difficult it can be to navigate an industry that is geared toward keeping us in a perpetual state of struggle. We are here for you and want to make sure you know that we will take care of you.

Placemint is 100% for Black entrepreneurs, consultants, and professionals. We are rebuilding our platform into a freelance marketplace and network with intentions for qualified black professionals to connect, collaborate, and bid on projects with specific needs. In the meantime, we have compiled a collection of resources on our current racial issues to better educate yourself as they pertain to Employment, Human Resources and the Talent Acquisition space.

Resources

Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports—and Little Progress

In 2014, when Silicon Valley companies began disclosing the demographics of their workforces, advocates hoped for change. Despite their business successes, though, none of these big tech companies has made much progress in diversifying their workforces.
(Wired)

My Father Was IBM's First Black Software Engineer. The Racism He Fought Persists Today

Minority underrepresentation in high tech has been present since the earliest days of the industry. In reflecting upon my father's career for a new memoir I wrote about him, Think Black (Amistad, 2019), I saw important lessons about the history and nature of racism in high tech, and about the steps that corporations and individuals can take to bring about much-needed change.
(Los Angeles Times)

‘It’s on us to dismantle racism.’ 10 steps tech and business leaders can take toward equity

Less than 1% of employees at U.S. software companies are black according to Labor Department statistics covering 2019, before the coronavirus crisis disproportionately hurt job security for people of color in America. Black professionals held just 3.3% of all senior or executive leadership roles in the U.S. in 2018, and there are just four black CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
(GeekWire)

Google Diversity Report Shows Little Progress For Women And People Of Color

The percentage of black hires in the U.S. grew from 4.8% in 2018 to 5.5% in 2019, a .7% increase. The percentage of black hires in technical roles also grew by .7%, the largest increase in the share of black technical hires since Google first started publishing diversity data. Latinx employees, on the other hand, saw a dip in hiring, dropping from 6.8% in 2018 to 6.6% in 2019. The percentage of Latinx employees in technical roles increased by a mere .2%.
(Forbes)
Google Diversity Annual Report
Glassdoor's Job & Hiring Trends
Lyft Inclusion and Diversity Annual Report
Pearn Kandola Racism at Work Infographic
Woman of Colour in the Workplace
Workplace Discrimination

Code Switch

From NPR

What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story.

Techish

It's tech-ish

A podcast by two millennials talking about all things tech, pop culture, and life. Starring tech founders Abadesi Osunsade [@abadesi] and Michael Berhane [ @michaelberhane_]. Visit us at www.techishpod.com and use the hashtag #Techish.

Facebook Incentives Fail to Close Diversity Hiring Gap

Black Americans in the Workplace | The Daily Social Distancing Show

Tech Industry Fuels Reverse Migration For Black Americans

Obama on why income inequality has skyrocketed

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