Reflecting on Diversity in Computing and Society: A Resource List from CSG-Ed
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd (a 46 year old black man) died while handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin. The incident was recorded by a bystander and the video footage went viral. In the days following Floyd’s death protests erupted around the country and the world. Many protests have turned violent and the National guard have been called out in 21 states 1.
With such protests, which continue daily through the time of this posting, in the background, many have taken this time to reflect upon the past injustices, the current realities and whether, to what extent and in what ways such injustices remain systemic in all facets of our lives.
As computing organizations and institutions throughout the country grapple with the issues brought to a head by the recent protests, CSG-ED wanted to support such reflections and conversations by providing some resources to its practitioners and members.