Reply to post: Re: Something smells wrong

GitLab can proclaim diversity all it likes, but it seems to have a real problem keeping women on staff or in management

Cederic Silver badge

Re: Something smells wrong

I admit it, I have a very heavy unconscious bias towards competent people.

I work in international teams. I don't know what skin colour people have and their code doesn't come with genitals. I care about the contribution that they make, and that includes their ability to work effectively with other members of the team. Since my teams all have a culture of respect and collaboration, it's quite easy to find people that fit well.

Do I have unconscious biases against people? Yes, I instinctively dislike the racist sexists that demand you employ someone other than a white man. I've yet to hear any of them give a good reason.

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