Since we didn't get very many women, enbies, or people of color to submit talks, the folks choosing talks for the Decentralisation & Internet Privacy track at FOSSDEM 19 decided that we'd like to ask of you:

If you submitted a talk, go ask an underrepresented minority friend/acquaintance of yours if they'd like to give the talk with you/in your stead.

CC @fosdem, can we get a little boost 💜?

@egrasmed How about you hire actors to give all the talks? Or maybe use a suitably diverse text-to-speech program instead of the submissions' actual authors?

@dave @egrasmed The idea is not to fake diversity nor to promote machines instead of humans, but to demonstrate that free software projects do comprise minorized people in their ranks, and are ready to decolonize their own space and communities.

@how @egrasmed I wish there were better ways to demonstrate that than discouraging people from taking credit for their own original work based on the color of their skin, or how they present their gender.

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@dave @egrasmed This is not the case. You must understand what is white male privilege, because apparently you are a white male and ignorant of it.

But honestly, I'm not interested in holding your hand on this topic. You're in the privileged position, this is your move to step down and give others voice.

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