I'd like to think it was a joke, but it wasn't. Recently a colleague shared an article about a Silicon Valley company that was implementing software to make its telesales team sound more white. WTF! My first thought was what kind of white supremacist BS is this?
Then I started to break down all the reasons this bothered me.
First and foremost, it sets whiteness as the standard. Now we already know we live in a world where that's the case in many regions. This solidifies it. It's all kinds of disturbing especially because...