Add a review for "Think Black"
authorAlex Chan <alex@alexwlchan.net>
Tue, 7 Sep 2021 21:19:19 +0000 (22:19 +0100)
committerAlex Chan <alex@alexwlchan.net>
Tue, 7 Sep 2021 21:19:19 +0000 (22:19 +0100)
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-book:
-  author: Clyde W. Ford
-  cover_image: think-black.jpg
-  publication_year: '2019'
-  title: Think Black
-plan:
-  date_added: 2020-06-08
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-[Mar Hicks](https://twitter.com/histoftech/status/1175749718581923840):
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-> “Think Black”—A memoir by the son of the first black software engineer at IBM. Big thanks to @professorkim for letting me know about this new book.
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-> <https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-09-20/ibm-nazi-germany-tech-racism-father>
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+book:
+  author: Clyde W. Ford
+  cover_image: think-black.jpg
+  publication_year: '2019'
+  title: Think Black
+plan:
+  date_added: 2020-06-08
+review:
+  date_read: 2021-09-07
+  format: hardback
+  rating: 5
+---
+
+I first heard of this book in a [tweet from Mar Hicks][tweet].
+It's a memoir by the son of the first Black systems engineer at IBM.
+He talks about both his father's career and his own career at IBM, comparing the two – in some ways very different, in others not so much.
+
+It discusses the struggles his father faced as a Black man working for an overwhelmingly white company.
+Needing to work twice as hard, being passed over for promotions, working to help other Black employees who came after him.
+
+It's very well-written, covering a bunch of topics about the intersection of race relations and technology.
+Each chapter has a distinct theme or message, with personal stories to add colour.
+It reads easily, and I think the stories will help it stick.
+I took a bunch of notes.
+
+Excellent storytelling, important lessons, a perspective I haven't read before.
+
+[tweet]: https://twitter.com/histoftech/status/1175749718581923840