Now comes word that GitHub’s “Social Impact Team” has decided “We don’t want any of those stinking white people here.” “It is very hard to even interview people who are ‘white’ which makes things challenging.”Eric S. Raymond blogged about this last year:
The hacker culture, and STEM in general, are under ideological attack. Recently I blogged a safety warning that according to a source I consider reliable, a “women in tech” pressure group has made multiple efforts to set Linus Torvalds up for a sexual assault accusation. I interpreted this as an attempt to beat the hacker culture into political pliability, and advised anyone in a leadership position to beware of similar attempts."Culture of Meritocracy"? Can't have that.
But, if you think you’re reading that ‘djangoconcardiff’ considers acceptance of pull requests putatively from “persons of color” to be politically mandatory, a look at the Contributor Covenant he/she advocates will do nothing to dissuade you. Paragraph 2 denounces the “pervasive cult of meritocracy”.
In other news, enrolment in liberal arts is down and computer science is up. I think that we're seeing the Death Throes of Progressivism as we have come to know it. The University and the Media have been super-saturated with SJW thought as Progressives have come to entirely dominate both institutions. But both institutions are financially very sick, and will look very different a decade hence.
What will come next? Who can say? We've seen progressivism morph into liberalism, then back to progressivism, and seemingly now to socialism. But the engine that has driven this has been money. That's changing.