I GOTTA ROLL, CAN'T STAND STILL
GOT A FLAMIN' HEART, CAN'T GET MY FILL
Feminist, environmentalist, lover with a fighting spirit, cat lady, witch, pansexual, cyclist, activist, vegetarian trying to go vegan, wife, urban gardener, metal head, artist. I come from the rocky Pacific Coast of Lima, Peru. Now residing in Los Angeles, CA. I'm here to rant as well as to share my life, art, and that which inspires me.
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Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.
The digital divide, or the gap between those with regular, effective access to digital technology and those without, is becoming an increasingly critical problem in society. As more and more information becomes electronic, the inability to get online can leave entire communities at an extremely dangerous disadvantage. White households are twice as likely to have home Internet access as African American houses. Sixty-six percent of Latinos report having a home computer, as opposed to 88 percent of Caucasians.
Through community outreach programs such as workshops and after school programs, we introduce underprivileged girls to basic programming skills in languages like Scratch and Ruby on Rails. Introducing girls of color to these skills gives them an introduction to today’s computer technology, an essential tool for surviving in the 21st century. The skills they acquire through the programs give these young women a chance at well-paying professions with prestigious companies, as well as the ability to enter into the field as an entrepreneurs and leaders of technology.
Growing up as a black girl that can code, all the “test” white men put you through to see if you’re lying and then they stop talking to you out of fear, or push you out of the work place. This is soooo important! We can code. We can do it all and we will.
If these font sizes don’t speak to the relative value of Palestinian life, I don’t know what does.
In addition to the font size, its also the language surrounding the deaths.
Not only do we know of the two Israelis, but also their occupation (they were soldiers sent to kill) and where they were killed.
Over 300 Palestinians are just referred to as deaths. Anything that was once alive could die. Animals, foliage, etc. They couldn’t even say Palestinians. Even acknowledging the identity of the colonized and allotting them basic humanity is too provocative. No location, no root of cause (because then it’d have to be understood that Israeli aggression is indeed at fault). Just 330 deaths. It all exists in a detached vacuum.
But it does refer back to Hamas. No matter what happens to Palestinians, its implicitly suggested that Hamas is to blame. Everything Israel does is reactionary under the normalization of Zionist brutality. To someone who doesn’t understand the nature of Israeli settler colonialist violence, this could very well be understood as Hamas killing Palestinians. The only mention of Israel is through a victim narrative.