36 minutes | Aug 10th 2020

Refactoring White Supremacy with Bryan Liles

As we are going through a racial injustice reckoning here in the United States, each of us needs to look in the mirror, actively seek information, and find a way to contribute to a more just future. We can't talk about fixing code before we talk about the neglected voices in the process of building and mending that very code. Today we talk with Bryan Liles, a senior staff engineer at VMware, a team leader, and a code writer who tries to pump goodwill into the world. We talk about racial injustice in America, its origins, its stubborn perseverance, and the ways to combat it and eradicate it once and for all. When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Bryan on LinkedIn or Twitter, and take a listen to the speech he gave at RubyNation 2013, which inspired this interview.  Mentioned in this episode: Bryan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bryanl  Bryan on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanliles/  VMware at https://www.vmware.com  Bryan’s talk at RubyNation 2013 Why We Do What We Do at https://vimeo.com/103704732  The Kerner Commission Report on Civil Disorders at http://www.eisenhowerfoundation.org/docs/kerner.pdf  Ibram X. Kendi, How To Be An Antiracist at https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1
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