Growing up in an immigrant family during a time of racial tensions, I felt two things. One, I was different. Two, being different was bad. When I landed in San Francisco to work on my startup in 2007, I felt something different. I felt welcome. That no one cared about what I looked like or where I was from. All that mattered were my ideas and what I was doing to make them a reality. This is the technology industry at its best. Blind to everything but the quality of ideas and action.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://triplebyte.com/blog/working-on-diversity-at-triplebyte