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Technology is quickly evolving and continues to play an increasingly important role in our daily lives. Social, political, and ethical concerns about technology, including its applications in public surveillance, violations of individual privacy, and manipulations of voting behavior, have increased in recent years. These concerns disproportionately affect racially minoritized groups, as scholar Ruha Benjamin notes in her book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (Benjamin, 2019), and Safiya Noble describes in her book Algorithms of Oppression (Noble, 2018). Benjamin and Noble illustrate not only how technology adversely impacts racially minoritized communities, but also how racism and sexism are embedded in the production of technology. One solution to this problem is to diversify the technology workforce. As researchers like Ebony McGee note, however, the climate for minoritized groups in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is exclusionary and hinders their capacity to thrive and earn degrees in STEM disciplines.Link to article