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Tech at Work: Black gig workers speak out, and a look at Uber commitment to being anti-racist and Facebook’s diversity report
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Tech at Work: Black gig workers speak out, and a look at Uber commitment to being anti-racist and Facebook’s diversity report

Welcome back to Tech at Work, a bi-weekly roundup and analysis of labor, and diversity and inclusion in tech.  This week, we’re looking at Uber’s anti-racism commitment, Shipt shoppers walking off the job, Facebook’s diversity report and Black gig workers organizing against tech companies. Also, hear from CODE2040 CEO Karla Monterroso on tech’s response to…

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Black Lives Matter Protesters Loot Businesses, Set Fires in Seattle
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Black Lives Matter Protesters Loot Businesses, Set Fires in Seattle

Video on social media shows protesters linked to Black Lives Matter rioting in Seattle on Sunday, including smashing windows and looting an Amazon store while protesting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for detaining illegal migrants. Breaking: Anti-police brutality protests have turned violent in Seattle, Washington. A video shows rioters looting and vandalizing an Amazon Go…

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Minneapolis: Black Leaders Speak Out Against ‘Abolish the Police’
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Minneapolis: Black Leaders Speak Out Against ‘Abolish the Police’

Black leaders in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are beginning to speak out against proposals to “defund” or “abolish” the police, after the Democrat-dominated city council voted unanimously to dismantle the city’s police department last month. As Breitbart News reported, the city council adopted a resolution to replace the police with a “community-led public safety system.” Dismantling the…

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Black Lives Matter Destroys Statue of Immigrant Who Died Fighting Slavery
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Black Lives Matter Destroys Statue of Immigrant Who Died Fighting Slavery

Protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement vandalized and toppled a statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg, an immigrant from Norway who died fighting for the Union against slavery, on Tuesday night in Madison, Wisconsin. Local ABC affiliate WKOW reported: Protesters pulled down the Forward statue that normally stands outside the State Capitol and left it…

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D.C. Protesters Try to Set Up ‘Black House Autonomous Zone’: ‘You Are Now Leaving the U.S.’
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D.C. Protesters Try to Set Up ‘Black House Autonomous Zone’: ‘You Are Now Leaving the U.S.’

Protesters in Washington, DC, are attempting to set up their own “Black House Autonomous Zone” (BHAZ) as they clash with police after attempting to topple the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Park hours earlier. Tensions escalated in the nation’s capital on Monday evening as authorities thwarted an organized effort to topple the Andrew Jackson statue…

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Black Lives Matter: Twitch Streamer’s Sponsor Plea Exposes An Ugly Truth
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Black Lives Matter: Twitch Streamer’s Sponsor Plea Exposes An Ugly Truth

Black Twitch streamers have called on streaming brands Elgato and Corsair to support Black Lives Matter. The brands have been criticized for failing to publicly denounce racial injustice and police brutality. Several streamers have also published allegations about Elgato denying partnerships to Black creators. With global protests against racial injustice and police brutality being held…

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