Adria Richards’ Silence Speaks Volumes
It’s been 6+ weeks since Adria said anything to anybody. And I’m pretty wreak about it.
If you don’t know who Adria Richards is and why her not speaking to anyone is a problem, well, allow me to recap.
On March 22, I wrote this blog post about Adria Richards. If you have no time to read it, here’s a rundown: Adria basically heard a private joke at a tech conference, made it a public matter, which resulted in the offender getting fired. However, because she’s Black and a woman, she was cyber-bullied by a LOT of men (and a lot of females who claims to be feminists, but some don’t like “her tone” on the matter). Her blog was attacked (both in the comments section and DDOS attacked), the start up she was working with at the time fired her (because they got DDOS attacked as well) and ever since then, it’s all about who’s right and who’s wrong because there were overreactions on all parts. But unlike the case in Florida where the charges on the Black teenager was finally dropped, we lost a Black tech voice (and personally, I lost a friend.)
Oh… and what about the victim? To this day, I don’t know WHO this guy is. He’s probably got another job. Whatever the case, he’s probably recovered and his reputation is still intact.
Meanwhile, I’m not sure when she’s going to socialize again. Her last communication with me was she will talk to me again, but this was before I even knew about the news.
What I do know that her silence shows that it will always be a White Good Ol’ Boys Club. This is a clear cut example of how racism and sexism plays in favor of White men.
P.S. - My blog post on Thought Remixer’s comment section is turned off. Mostly because I am tried of defending the “Black people can’t be racist” argument they like to use against her.