There was a networking event in Toronto the other day called "Latinas in Tech" which was to be a panel discussion on the challenges women of colour allegedly encounter in the workplace.
The panel discussion was entitled: “Supporting BIPOC women in the workplace” which according to Google is an acronym for Black Indigenous People of Colour.
If BIPOCs want to get together for a networking event, that’s fine by me, but what caught my eye about this this particular pow wow was the ticket-buying policy. There were different ticket prices for those of different races.
Gracious, where does one begin the analysis?
Putting aside the question of “self-identifying” versus actually being of a certain race, I fail to see how those who want to fight racism can do so when they are actually employing racism in their ticket-buying policy.