"I used to think of GCC development as egalitarian, and therefore fair, and, by
assumption, welcoming. That is not true. I’m a white dude with a British accent.
/Of course/ I have white male privilege. I used to joke that I fell into every
job I’ve had (including my doctorate) – that, right there, is white male
privilege. I have so much, that I can move to a xenophobic racist country and
get a complete pass from the ‘immigrants are bad’ mentality. Many of you on the
SC have such privilege – if you don’t think such privilege affects you, /then
you have it/.

Just letting the code speak for itself, /is not enough/. Egalitarianism would be
fine in an equal world. We do not live in that world."

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