Click through to the “about” page of any technology magazine, website, or blog, and you often find individual or group pictures of the staff and regular contributors. What’s noticeable is so in its absence: You find precious few brown people.
The quantity isn’t zero, of course. Quite a few people of color have high-level postings. Jenna Wortham, for instance, covers technology for The New York Times, and Gautham Nagesh writes the Technology Executive Briefing for CQ in Washington, D.C. But it’s easy enough to tick off examples and ignore the statistics.
Illustration by Dan Carino.