[Noisebridge-discuss] [lol-hackers] medium article on tech and barriers to entry

Adria Richards adria.richards at butyoureagirl.com
Mon Jan 26 23:22:12 UTC 2015


Agree that the "White Savior Complex" and paternalistic allyism can be
harmful in not building skills, a sense of empowerment and to trust your
gut.

On Monday, January 26, 2015, Praveen Sinha <dmhomee at gmail.com> wrote:

> Also, I just wanted to say specifically that I do find saviorism
> problematic.  That said, I've noticed that network access is critical for
> all sorts of folks that come in to our hackerspaces for a lot of reasons.
> I sincerely believe that connectivity is a human right as fundamental as
> water, and we have companies like xfinity that have captured what should be
> a public good D-:  I'd really like a broader conversation in our grassroots
> communities to shape bay area policy.
>
> Additionally, someone sent me this link to groups like this in Detroit
> http://detroitdjc.org/?page_id=9  We are deluged with tech here in the
> bay area, but our visions for access have yet to be defined often times...
>
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 8:19 PM, Praveen Sinha <dmhomee at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','dmhomee at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>
>>
>> https://medium.com/@GRardB/techs-high-barrier-to-entry-for-the-underprivileged-da254356547d
>>
>> There's some problematic stuff with the article, but I think it does a
>> good job in highlighting broadband/wireless disparities and the critical
>> role that open wifi and projects like mesh could do to pick up the slack
>> where the municipal governments are totally failing...
>>
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Thanks,
Adria
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