We are ensnared by Amazon, Google and Facebook — with a few others mixed in-between, and a bunch of shared investors …
I personally wish to be free of their data collection as much as possible; it is a business maneuver. They have the capacity to see products and ideas before the rest of the market through their networks.
Though I also want to feel more capable of managing my own digital and physical existence; while utilizing existing structures to express my existence.
Is it vain to want to do so?
Perhaps, but we live in a vain world, which while not an excuse for behavior; our vanity has become normalized, and perhaps even exacerbated, by social media.
Diversity and inclusion is not about hiring people from marginalized communities; this is a product, a catalyst, or a short-cut.
Diversity and inclusion is about being able to first acknowledge the limits of our knowledge, and the boundaries of our experiences. In doing so we can acknowledge that others have experiences which, while different from our own, are equally grounded in a shared reality. Moreover, that their perspective has something to contribute to our perspective.