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Submitted by kahjah 372d ago | interview

BlackGirlsCode’s S.T.E.M Program Might Produce Gamer’s Next “Flower”

WIth gamers of color hoping for more diverse characters and worlds, the organization BlackGirlsCode might be teaching the next generation of game makers just how make these hopes a reality. (Culture, Dev, Tech)

LAWSON72  +   372d ago
Can I a white male work at blackgirlscode? lol
The name is as funny as blackpeoplemeet.com
cleft5  +   371d ago
The article says that "Kimberly decided to launch BlackGirlsCode to meet the needs of young women of color who were underrepresented in the STEM fields." So the name is sort of too catch the attention of black women and get them interested in this field that is primary dominated by white males.

The name is probably intended to make them stand out to women of color. I don't know if calling something Black Girls Code is going to have the desired affect they want. Personally I don't care for it as a Black male. But your observation does have merit, but it is obviously intended to point out that you feel like this is hypocrisy.
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spartanlemur  +   372d ago
So they select interested pupils based on the colour of their skin and deny the opportunity to people of other ethnicities?

Well that's not in the slight bit racist (sarcasm).

Still, I'm a libertarian. I see nothing wrong with this as long as it's acceptable for the same to be done with White or Asian people.
cleft5  +   371d ago
It says that this is geared towards women of color, but there is no note of excluded anyone based on their gender or ethnicity. I think this is just an attempt at getting more minority women involved in the computer technology field. It doesn't say a white person or Asian person couldn't apply and be accept. If this has any sort of government funding than there are probably a fair amount of white people accepted.

The main point of this program looks like it is to raise awareness for women of color about the opportunities possible to them in this field. Which isn't a bad thing at all considering how underrepresented women of color are in this field.
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kahjah  +   370d ago
First thanks for checking out the article, there are some videos coming up from the event as well.

BGC is very inclusive, there were girls there from ethnic backgrounds. And like cleft said, the program is more about building up young girls but I would say especially girls of color.

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