Kelly Ellis

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Kelly Ellis is a software engineer and diversity activist. She started a fund-raising campaign to bring blacks and Hispanics into programming in response to what she alleged was Eric S. Raymond's racism, then accepted money from Raymond and his supporters for the campaign, but deleted the comments of Raymond as well as the donors who cited Raymond as their reason for donating.

  • Censorship is the last refuge of those losing an argument
  • "Microaggressions are the result of various forms of oppression, AND the thing that keeps them going. OF COURSE WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT IT! Remember how racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia all got solved by nobody screaming about them publicly? Yeah, neither do I. And since things like racism are so deeply embedded in individual consciousness, it’s extremely important for hegemonous groups (and here I include myself) to hear about these experiences, over and over again, even when they make us uncomfortable, or when we find them hard to believe, or when we don’t understand the reaction." Rhetorical Genocide