If you don’t know what happened this week in the U.S., you have probably made a conscious effort to steer clear of a TV set or your own Twitter feed.
From game makers to cofounders to developers, here are a few reactions from members of the Philly tech community (all Facebook posts shared with permission):
Eric Smith, cofounder of Geekadelphia on Facebook:
New app idea, who wants to code it? When a person of color is stopped by cops, it send an alert & crowdsources witnesses. #BlackLivesMatter
— Marion Leary (@marionleary) July 7, 2016
Think Brownstone’s Mikey Ilagan:
I like how "Social Justice Warrior" is used as an insult, like fighting for equality and on the side of empathy is a thing to be ashamed of.
— Kumail Nanjawni (@mikeyil) July 8, 2016
Cipher Prime’s Dain Saint on Facebook:
RJMetrics’ Anita Garimella on Facebook:
Philly YouTuber Wilkine Brutus on Facebook:
Science Leadership Academy principal Chris Lehmann on Twitter:
My students are in pain over these killings. Nothing to say to comfort them except this: We will fight for a better world. #blacklivesmatter
— Chris Lehmann (@chrislehmann) July 7, 2016
As the week comes to a close, the weekend proves a worthy opportunity to listen, reflect and ask yourself: What comes next?