“All the attention being paid to the lopsided statistics hasn’t diminished the everyday strangeness of being one of the few.” From Bloomberg: What It’s Like to Be Black or Female in Silicon Valley.

+ “I did my best to make them feel comfortable around me so that I would be included. I laughed at their terribly racist and sexist jokes, I co-opted their negative attitudes, I began to dress as they did, I brushed it off when they made passes at me. I did everything I could to make them feel like I was one of them, even though I clearly was not.” Erica Joy on the psychological effects of being a minority in a mostly homogeneous workplace: The Other Side of Diversity.