The thing you have to keep in mind about the tech field is that white guys are invested in running out every other social group when it comes to that field because that is the only way they can maintain their 'dominance' of it.

This is the objective context of working in technology. If a dude isn't actively fighting against this context, he is enabling it.

Either you're for more diversity in the field or not. There is no middle ground.

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@somarasu Yo, literally. The biggest fear of white men is competition, especially in the tech game.

A lot of these cats don't want better communities and better software. They get into it because they believe they can create something they can control with less effort than working there way up in their respective careers.

And when they're called on it, they meltdown when they realize that yes, OSS is going to take work too and not just the code aspect.

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100%, dude.
I think a lot of em dont even see the community aspect behind some projects.

@somarasu I think they see it, they just don't care.

There is no OSS project that has major adoption that has not received contributions from a diverse community, but a lot of these cats think they are _entitled_ to this work rather than being grateful for it.

We've seen this same scenario play out over and over again. There is a big cultural disconnect that is being exposed and, as usual, rather than address it, white identified folks get violent, literally and metaphorically...

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