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79: 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 

Bryan on LinkedIn at 

VMware at 

Bryan’s talk at RubyNation 2013 Why We Do What We Do at 

The Kerner Commission Report on Civil Disorders at 

Ibram X. Kendi, How To Be An Antiracist at

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